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Accepting people for who they are and treating them as equals is one big challenge. People with disability, in specific, are victims of this challenge more than one can even think of. Some give them sympathy, some treat them as a burden, and worse, some treat them as if they don’t exist. This fight for …

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“When was the last time, you saw or interacted with a person with hearing disability and actually stopped for a moment to think about their lifestyle? What kind of a life do they live when they become adults, and what does socio-economic independence mean to them? Do they also not want to stand on their …

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“Even while sitting on a wheelchair, one can stand up for one’s rights,” she declares. This one line defines all the actions taken up by fiery and feisty Abha Khetarpal, a counselor for people with disabilities and a well-known activist for the rights of the disabled. She also teaches college kids, writes books, blogs about …

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We often complain about our lives as being tough without thinking about all the privileges we have been blessed with. As much troubled as we may be, having a full functioning body is something most of us can be thankful for. The ones who do not have this privilege are the ones who struggle through …

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Out of the vast and diverse population of India, a large number of individuals are those who suffer with some form of disability. Although it is not a hidden fact, but the abjection and differentiation they receive from the majority is evident. And while the acceptance from society for such individuals has been lukewarm, there …

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Francesca Jones

15-year-old Francesca Jones might be the most remarkable and certainly is the most inspirational tennis player who competed at the Wimbledon this year. She was born with Ectrodactyly Ectodermal Dysplasia (EED), a rare condition that caused her hands and feet to develop abnormally and has left her with only three fingers in each hand. Even …

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Story of Ruma Roka who started the Noida Deaf Society to change the lives of children with hearing impairment One day while watching a T.V. show, Ruma witnessed a news item which was being translated into the sign language for the deaf. How some random hand gestures can translate and transcend a barrier of such …

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  Osteogenesis Imperfecta is a rare and incurable disease which causes bones in the body to become extremely fragile right from birth. The disease is so dangerous that even a firm handshake can break a bone. Sparsh Shah, a 12-year old boy living in America suffering from this disease recently uploaded a cover of the …

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