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Disability Rights

As India’s cross disability umbrella organisation breaking barriers, promoting rights and ensuring the implementation of laws has always been high on the list of Ability Foundation’s priorities. This, at a time when a legal framework for the recognition of disability rights had not even come into existence in India… clearly Ability Foundation’s was a vision whose time had come, because coincidentally 1996 saw the passage of the Persons with Disabilities Act as well. It was this clarity of conviction that led us frontward as a forerunner of the country’s struggle towards empowerment and a guarantee of rights and legislation.

Thus our efforts to promote, to ensure and to forge ahead with rights and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities continues to be the bedrock of the Foundation. Working in consonance with the government, NGOs in the disability sector, the media and society at large, Ability Foundation continues to be unrelenting in this quest.