Madhavi Latha Prathigudupu
Creating Cross Disability Awareness
Yesterday I addressed the students and faculty of The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), New Delhi ( It is an autonomous body under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India) in a virtual session on the occasion of International Wheelchair Day. It's an awesome experience for me.
I appreciate their efforts to create cross disability awareness among their students.
Cross disability awareness refers to understanding and recognizing the diverse range of disabilities that exist beyond one's own experience. It means being aware of the different barriers and challenges that people with disabilities face, regardless of the type of disability they have. By creating cross disability awareness, we can foster a more inclusive society where everyone can fully participate and contribute.
Creating cross disability awareness involves learning about the different types of disabilities, understanding the unique challenges that each disability presents, and recognizing the importance of inclusion and accessibility for all. This awareness can be achieved through education and training programs, awareness-raising campaigns, and collaborative efforts between individuals, organizations, and governments.
Hearty thanks to Mr Harish Soni, Assistant Professor, sign language interpreters and all the other team members involved in organising this session. Special thanks to the Dy. Director Mr Sanjay Kumar for showing interest to collaborate with our YWTC Charitable Trust to conduct sign language awareness sessions.