In an interview to Rama Krishnamachari, DEOC, Dr. J.S Arora, National Thalassemia Welfare Society (NTWS), has explained the blood disorders included in The Rights of Persons with Disabilties Act (RPWD), 2016 and how employers and educational institutions can accommodate people with blood disorders. Dr. J.S. Arora has been a strong advocate for the rightsRead more about Blood disorders included in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 Explained[…]
DEOC is planning to bring a series of articles on different impairment categories with the aim to share with readers not just about the impairment but break any myths that one may have and the barriers that exist in the society which prevent their equal participation. Many people think that Leprosy is eradicated in theRead more about The Leprosy myth busting – all you need to know about Leprosy and the rights of people affected by Leprosy[…]
DEOC’s Principal Architect, Ruchira Sarin, who specialises in universal design, has answered a few frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment. What is Access Audit of a building? An access audit is a method of evaluating a building/infrastructure against pre-determined standards to identify the barriers as well as good features in itsRead more about Frequently asked questions on Disability Access Audits for built environment[…]
One of the ways that organizations sensitize people about disability is through simulation exercises – i.e. make people sit on a wheelchair, blindfold them, give ear plugs, tie their hands up etc. in order for them to experience disability. Some feel this helps understand barriers faced by people with disabilities, while others are quite againstRead more about Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints[…]
In India, companies, especially in service industries like IT, Hospitality, Retail etc., have been hiring persons with disability for more than a decade. By and large, we have not heard of any major stories of the initiative failing. On the contrary, all the early adopters have experienced a direct impact on the business, which alsoRead more about How to ensure equal growth opportunities for employees with disabilities at your workplace[…]
In India most companies do not collect data on employees with disability. Even if they do, it is quite ad hoc or even inappropriate. Let me explain it with a real story of a multinational company in India. As per the Fire Audit requirements, database of employees with disabilities should be maintained by the SecurityRead more about The Importance of Collecting and Maintaining Data of Persons with Disabilities by Corporates[…]
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DEOC has been working for more than 10 years to promote disability inclusion and universal design
1 in 7 persons experience disability in one form or another.
Diversity and Equal Opportunities Centre (DEOC) has trained 500 driver partners of Uber for Uber Assist and Uber Access services.
We recently concluded the celebrations of the International Women’s Day on 8 March. The United Nation’s (UN) theme for this year was “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The focus of this theme was to evaluate how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda and build momentum for the effective implementation ofRead more about This is what five women with disability at work say about creating an inclusive workplace[…]