New additions to the list of disabled people
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016?
1) Acid Attack Victims have been included in the list of disables.
2) Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have been added for the first time.- Published on 22 Dec 16
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2
ANSWER: Both 1 and 2
Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic concept.
The types of disabilities have been increased from existing 7 to 21 and the Central Government will have the power to add more types of disabilities.
Speech and Language Disability and Specific Learning Disability have been added for the first time. Acid Attack Victims have been included.
Dwarfism, muscular dystrophy have has been indicated as separate class of specified disability.