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TOWARDS INCLUSION NETWORKING ABILITIES

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ASK T.I.N.A.

[Towards Inclusive Network On Abilities, Accessibility & Accommodations]

ASK T.I.N.A. [Towards Inclusive Network On Abilities, Accessibility & Accommodations] aims to provide A-Z information on 21 + types of disabilities listed in RPWD ACT 2016

[Click to download English RPWD Act.]          

[Click to download Hindi RPWD Act.]

You may also use Ask ALEXA for information on Inclusive education and disability

How to get started?

 

1. Read about UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
 

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. India signed and ratified UN CRPD in 2007

 

Effective: 3 May 2008

Signed: 30 March 2007

Signatories: 164

Drafted: 13 December 2006

 

India has signed and ratified UN CRPD in 2007. The link to the UNCRPD can be found below:

 https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/ 

 

 

2. Understanding  Rights of Persons with Disabilities ACT (2016)

 

The RPWD Act was enacted in December 2016. It promotes and protects the rights and dignity of people with disabilities in various aspects of life – educational, social, legal, economic, cultural and political. It applies to government, non government and private organisations.

 

https://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/content/

 

Read more details about RPwd Act and download simplified RPwd Act by clicking RPwD Act tab on this page.

 

3. ASK TINA [TOWARDS INCLUSIVE NETWORK ON ABILITIES, ACCESSBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS] aims to provide A-Z information on 21 + types of disabilities listed in RPWD ACT 2016. The information can be easily accessed by clicking on the links on the right of this page [on Desktop] or below this section [on Mobile] for each type of disability.

​The concept of Accessibility and Accommodation need to be planned on the individual needs based on equity and inclusion in schools and workplace. There are different needs with diverse disabilities and this needs simple tailor made support and ready-made solutions which may or may not fit all students with special needs. Developing Accessibility/Accommodation in public buildings and developing the same in Schools and Colleges are entirely different. In the former a uniform provisions may or may not meet the individual needs of each person with a disability as it is based on the norms.

 

But in schools and colleges unless the accessibility and accommodations are designed to meet the individual needs it is difficult for the user to get the benefits from the common facilities. ASK TINA helps to understand on how with minor changes the Schools /Colleges can meet the diverse special needs leading to Physical, Social And Functional Inclusion of Students with Special Needs. Schools and colleges will get handholding support from Sahayog portal to develop their schools fully Inclusive”.

 

We wish to express our sincere thanks to many resources on internet such as ASK JAN, USA (www.askjan.org), UNESCO guidelines, Accessibility guidelines developed by Department of Disability Affairs, Government of India & CBR-AICTE manual on accessibility, ICT for Persons With Disabilities by CBR NETWORK, Job Accommodation Network developed by US, RDPR circular (2020) and guidelines by the Government of Karnataka & many other sources.

DISCLAIMER: No part of this web portal could be used except by employers/ Schools and Colleges for their internal use without written permission from CBR NETWORK and ASK JAN, USA (www.askjan.org)

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