Social inclusion

Hope floats in Kerala

Somarajan's story

46 year old Somarajan Pillai, who lives with his wife and two children in Allapuzha district of Kerala, went blind gradually.

Blindness

Mohinder's story

Mohinder hails from Ooty and suffers from blindness

'I am independent and can take care of myself'

Hari's story

Hari was totally dependent on his mother and brother for everything, but after being taught daily living skills he was able to open a shop.

'Now I am very happy with my life.'

Anam's story

It was very difficult living with blindness but Anam didn’t lose hope and continued with his studies at the blind school until he graduated in 1991.

'I’m now confident in getting around'

Ganesha's story

39-year-old Ganesha Ram, who failed to get a job after losing his eye sight, found money to be so scarce that his son had to be pulled from school.

Policies and Schemes of Central and State Governments for People with Disabilities

This document is an outcome of a study commissioned by Sightsavers India and has been developed to provide information on the various policies and schemes of the central and state governments in India.

Voicing concerns

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