August 13, 2022

Kirori Mal College in Delhi inaugurated a Disability Research Center

Someshwar Sati, Center for Disability Research and Training coordinator, said the center was set up this semester “with the aim of allowing students and faculty to promote disability as a legitimate field of academic research and to work towards creating an inclusive society.”

Kirori Mal College has also collaborated with the NGO Saksham on another initiative called Aarohan. The initiative will create a level playing field for blind and visually impaired students by providing reasonable accommodations based on an assessment of their needs. (HT file)

The Kirori Mal College of Delhi University on Thursday launched a Center for Disability Research to provide a platform for academic engagement with disability as a topic.

The university also held a launch celebration and distributed assistive devices such as laptops, electronic braille displays (upgradable), daisy players (digital recorders) and tablets to about 30 visually impaired students at the university.

Someshwar Sati, Coordinator of the Center for Disability Research and Training, said the center was set up this semester “with the aim of allowing students and faculty to promote disability as a legitimate field of academic research and to work towards creating an inclusive society.”

Principal Vibha Chauhan said the university was trying to foster a culture of training. The center will focus on research and training and a tool to understand and visualize the idea of ​​disability and how it has developed and its relationship to society. The center is not limited to UG students from the university and will be open to all.

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“The center provides them with a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of disability and participate in the process of spreading social awareness about this phenomenon in the hope of bringing about a change in attitudes in society,” he said.

The university has also collaborated with the non-governmental organization (NGO) Saksham on another initiative called Aarohan. The initiative will create a level playing field for blind and visually impaired students by providing reasonable accommodations based on an assessment of their needs.

The remarks were announced during a congratulatory ceremony for former student Yogesh Kathuniya, who won a silver medal at the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympic Games.