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Rethinking Disability in India (Book Review)

Dr. Anita Ghai has written an important overview of disability in India, bringing together her personal experience, activism and academic theory. The context of diversity and development in India is an important background to explore disability. Rethinking Disability in India … Continue reading

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Disability can help you make money and change family values? Recent advertisements from India

The classic way to use your disability to make money is by begging. There’s even pyramid schemes based around disability. Recently in India, big corporates are getting in on the act, using disability and cancer to help sell their products. … Continue reading

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“I have no use for sound, God made me deaf”

Beyond Silence is a short documentary made by Vidya Utlatay on the deaf community in India. Vidya writes on her website that the “film is a celebration of deafness”. Several of the people in the film say they are pretty … Continue reading

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Deaf in Modern India: finding meaning and money

If you’re a young deaf person in urban India, where do you learn? There’s a good chance it isn’t from school. Many deaf people told me that they passed their Secondary School Leaving Certificates without actually learning (and that they … Continue reading

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What type of matchmaking do we want? Linking disabled people and employers (part 2)

Last week I wrote about organisations in India that are working to get disabled people into employment. In this second post, I’ll write about the way the work they do is a different from business-as-normal in the disability sector in … Continue reading

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How to matchmake between disabled people and employers? Experiences from India (part 1)

One of the real concerns for disabled people in Bangladesh is that of employment. At every level, from those who have little or no education, to those with postgraduate degrees, getting and maintaining a livelihood is tough. By choice or … Continue reading

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