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Tag: Disability Support

For the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Live in Communities

Posted in Accessibility, Announcements, Disability Support, and Press Release

The COVID-19 pandemic has made life difficult for all members of the society, and it is well accepted that persons with disabilities are at higher risk to the disease. In his policy brief, entitled “A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19,” the United Nations Secretary General pointed out that the pandemic is deepening inequalities in the society as   the health, social and economic impact on persons with disabilities (PwDs) is disproportionate. The Secretary General also stated that…

The Right to Independent Living

Posted in Accessibility, and Disability Support

In issues handled by the Disability Law Group of the Cane Foundation, one question that often props up is whether persons with disabilities have a right to live independently. This question is primarily pertinent in community settings when persons with disabilities seek facilities for living life free from barriers placed by the society. The Indian law on disability, which is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities does not specifically…

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