Disability Education & Engagement Portal for Access to Knowledge
To understand disability in India, the rights of the disabled, and the support from Government of India, it is critical to track the following:
Disability in India: Basic statistics on disability by Census and by NSO's NSS Reports.
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act: RPwD 2016: What are the legal rights for the persons with disabilities in India? What are the roles and responsibilities of the State and the Citizens? How to register as a persons with disability?
Department of Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (DEPwD): (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice Empowerment (MoSJE): What is the government body that drives services to the persons with disabilities in India? What are the National Institutes (NI) engaged in the education, research and support in different categories of disability? What are the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) that provide extensional support in different states?
National Education Policy: NEP 2020: What is the policy on Inclusive Education for the persons with disabilities in India across various levels and categories?
Disability Inclusion: We refer to the persons with disabilities using various terminology. Are all of these references respectful for the person? What are the proper ways of reference keeping the sensibility and empathy in focus? What are the models of disability - especially medical and social? How to refer to a Person with Disability?
DEEPAK: Disability Education & Engagement Portal for Access to Knowledge
National Digital Library of India (NDLI), a National Knowledge Asset, is a single window platform providing learning resources catering to immersive e-Learning in a Open and Inclusive manner. It is the largest Digital Library of India for education.
To attain the true inclusivity of education in keeping with the letter and spirit of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and to fulfill the commitments of the Nation towards open and inclusive education of people with disabilities as stated in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016; this Disability Knowledge Portal offers a special vertical for all information and resources regarding disabilities in India and across the world.
At present it has information on Blindness & Low Vision, Deafness and Hard of Hearing, and Autism Spectrum Disorder, only. More disability categories, including Locomotor Disability, Intellectual Disability, Learning Disability, and the like will be added over time.
Join NDLI to light the DEEPAK in the lives of the persons with disability - the 2.68 crore fellow citizens in India