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National Web Portal on Disabilities PDF Print E-mail

Punarbhava as suggested by the name which means 'renewed being' symbolizes an attempt to provide a gateway to information for persons with disability and all concerned with this sector. This portal is an attempt to create a distinct niche in cyber space to find information, discuss issues, network, find employment, look for appliances and assistive devices, seek redressal of grievances, undergo training,  research and study, and so much more. Indeed, the sky is no longer the limit, and the route that the portal will take will be determined by the way in which interested users engage with it.

It is a recognized that information holds the key to knowledge, which in turn enables and empowers people and this initiative of Media Lab Asia in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India, is envisioned as a medium for persons with disabilities and all related stakeholders to be empowered and to participate fully in the national mainstream.

The user-friendly navigation with large text options ensures that the portal is accessible and responsive to the needs of people in the sector, as a one-stop site for comprehensive and interactive information on disability. The potential users of this portal include

  • Persons with disabilities
  • NGOs
  • Policy makers
  • Caregivers
  • Service providers and people working in the disability sector
  • The public at large and interested persons wanting to know about disability and related issues.
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Resources

To enrich your knowledge on disability you can explore these resources where you will find ample information on disability in the form of documentaries, promotional movie clips, publications, institutions publishing books on disability. It will also help individuals understand the causes and enable them to manage their unique situations better. Just click on the sections given below:

Documentary/Films Publications Institutions
Documentary/Films Publications Institutions
To view documentaries and films on disability sector click here. For an in-depth information on publications that deal with disability click here. For a list of special schools and Institutions just click here.

 

 
Assistive Devices
 Image of Assistive DevicesAn assistive device is a hardware and/or software that makes a particular function easier or possible to perform for the persons with disabilities. This section provides information on the assistive devices/aids and appliances required by persons with disabilities including mental retardation, loco motor disability, hearing impairment, speech impairment, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities and so on. The information provided here is being constantly updated primarily in the form of adding new assistive devices, updating rates and expanding availability of the devices. Therefore, please make frequent checks for latest information on assistive devices under each category of disability.

 

 

Quick Links and Latest Updates

Disability Register Census 2011 Disability Data| Presentation on Data Disability 2011| Disabled population by type of Disability, Age and Sex
Legal Instruments Central Ministries Schemes | States Schemes | Scheme of Sports for PwDs | ADIP Scheme (updated)| User Manual for NGO Application Tracking System | Procurement Plan 2013-14 for World Bank Assistance under SSA-III| Outcome Budget 2013-14 Department of School Education and Literacy | PM National Council Skill Development ProgrammeNew
State Policies Bihar| Goa| Himachal Pradesh| Orissa| Rajasthan (in Hindi)| Tamil Nadu|
Resources Women with Disabilities (new section added)New| Union Budget 2014-15 DisabilityNew
Publications Annual Reports (new section added)New
Publications RCI | CCPD | NT | WHO New(New Publications Added) | World Bank | ILO | European Union | UNESCO | UN | History of Disability and UN | UNESCO Global Report: Opening New Avenues for Empowerment: ICTs to Access Information and Knowledge for Persons with Disabilities, February 2013 | ILO Publications: Disability in the Workplace: Employer's Organizations and Business Networks| United Nations: Thematic Study on the Work and Employment of PWDs| United Nations: Best Practices for Including PWDs in all Aspects of Development Efforts| UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2013 Children with Disabilities| MHRD: SSA Framework for Implementation | WHO:International Perspective on Spinal Cord Injury
For Hearing Impaired Test your Hearing | Jobs | Navshikhar Sign Language | Braille Learning
Circulars/Notices RTE Act | Streamlining the procedure for grant-in-aid to NGOs under various schemes/programs of MSJE
Punarbhava Acknowledgements UNESCO Global Report | Planning Commission, GoI's Working Group Report on Science and Technology for Vulnerable Sections of Society | Digital Review of Asia Pacific 2009-10
Recruitment Drives Union Public Service CommissionNew| Indian Space Research OrganizationNew| The Reserve Bank of IndiaNew


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