International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Updated - December 01, 2021 06:36 am IST

Published - December 03, 2017 01:29 am IST

Mumbai: Dec 02: FOLLOW STORY: Neenu Kewlani at Wadala in Mumbai.

Photo: Vijay Bate.

Mumbai: Dec 02: FOLLOW STORY: Neenu Kewlani at Wadala in Mumbai. Photo: Vijay Bate.

People with disabilities are arguably the largest ‘invisible minority’ on the planet. WHO figures say that 15.3% of the world’s population lives with some kind of disability. But India’s 2011 census says that only 2.21% of the population have disabilities. Disability activists say this low count is because, in Indian culture, there is a tendency to hide disability. This special package looks at how we fall short in creating a more accessible world, what we can do to make more inclusive workplaces, and take a quick look at some products and services that seek to level the playing field.

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