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An Interview with the Mada Centre for Assistive Technology, Qatar

Following is the transcript of an interview by Uganda's Maureen Agena, a consultant at Centre for Internet & Society, with David Banes, Deputy Director, Mada Assistive Technology Centre, Qatar. More

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Interview: Australian Network on Disability

Born out of an award that motivated a brother duo to set up a network of employers on the issue of disability, the Australian Network on Disability (A.N.D.) is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to ensure that disability is looked at as a business model. Today its 100 strong membership boasts of big names, from Qantas to McDonald’s to I.B.M. A.N.D. believes in knowledge sharing among members while still building individual business cases.  More

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Mainstreaming Disability: Time to Walk the Talk

Dorodi Sharma of D.N.I.S. who participated in the 'mainstreaming disability' seminar organized by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (N.O.R.A.D.) in association with the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Disability of the Commission for Social Development in March 2011, talks about the efforts made to break the glass ceiling. More

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Physical Infrastructure Accessibility Standards for India

Barrier-free environment is a legal right of disabled people and it is important to bring attitudinal changes among policy makers in Government, and among architects, design professionals, manufacturers, etc. In this write-up for D.N.I.S., Director of AccessAbility, Shivani Gupta, shares her experiences.  More

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Consultations on New Disability Law in India: The Sham, the Shame and the Blame Game

This blog by the Disability News and Information Centre, a project of India's National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, makes observations about the consultation meetings hosted by the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the new draft disability law of 2011. More

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