Demands for increasing the quota for differently abled under various schemes were made during the first-year general body meeting and anniversary of the Tiruchi District Welfare Association for Deaf (TDWAD) held in the city on Sunday.

Appeal for raising the quota for differently abled in sleeper classes in trains from two to six, providing free laptops for class X children of special schools, fixing the cut off for differently abled in ITIs at 35 per cent, accepting disability certificate as proof instead of medical certificate, and employment for teachers who have completed training in teaching for hearing and speech-impaired children, formed part of the demand.