Tom Shakespeare, Dr. Padmani Mendis, Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta: Learning from the first World Disability Report
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Tom Shakespeare, Dr. Padmani Mendis, Dr Firdosi Rustom Mehta: Learning from the first World Disability Report

The Indian government wanted its disabled citizens to vote. Faced with mounting social pressure, leading parties were debating disability issues in their stump speeches, vying for votes. Here was a departure from business as usual – the Disability Act, passed in 1995, guaranteed equal opportunities to disabled people but little had come of it. Tom … Continue reading