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The Touch and Smell Garden

M S Swaminathan Foundation's unique Touch and Smell Garden for the visually impaired was set up on the basic principle that it is not by sight alone that we perceive objects

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Chennai's Darshini group: `The only prerequisite is an aptitude for helping'

By Lalitha Sridhar

A group of women in Chennai get together to read, teach and pamper their visually impaired students to prepare them to take up secure jobs and live confident lives

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Thiramayin Thissaiyyil, the popular radio programme, gives disabled people a voice

By Lalitha Sridhar

Produced by Ability Foundation, in association with All India Radio, Chennai, this pioneering radio programme focuses on the advocacy of disability-related issues and dissemination of information to disabled people

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Vidya Sagar's Charity Trophy: `The bottom line is inclusion'

By Lalitha Sridhar

At Vidya Sagar's annual Charity Trophy, Sadya, corporate executives mingle with the disabled in a variety of physical activities. The idea is `inclusion' and to encourage corporate involvement in the disability sector

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Asexuality and hypersexuality

By Richa Kaul Padte

The stigma of hypersexuality attached to mentally disabled women and the assumed asexuality of people with physical disabilities both serve to exclude disabled people from the realm of socially accepted sexual behaviours, practices, and rights

mentally disabled women sexuality

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Violence and disabled women

By Richa Kaul Padte

A more inclusive and diverse understanding of sex is bringing queer theory together with a disability-rights discourse to legitimise what was previously considered ‘deviant’ or ‘incorrect’

violence, disabled women

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Disability emerges from its social seclusion

By Richa Kaul Padte

There are slow but sure changes in attitudes around disability and relationships. Shaadi.com has an option to disclose your impairment, and Happily Ever After provides a platform for disabled people to meet and interact

disabled relationships

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‘How do you do it?’: The politics of disabled sex

By Richa Kaul Padte

A more inclusive and diverse understanding of sex is bringing queer theory together with a disability-rights discourse to legitimise what was previously considered ‘deviant’ or ‘incorrect’

disability and sexuality

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Beauty and the impaired body

By Richa Kaul Padte

As the beauty industry tightens its chains on all women – not just the disabled – we need to reframe the definition and discussion around beauty, where the disabled body is reconfigured as equally valued and natural as the able body

shirin juwaley

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Breaking the silence around disabled sexuality

Desexualised or hypersexualised because of their impairments, women with disabilities are denied the right to see themselves and be seen as independent sexual beings. Introducing a series on disability and sexuality by Richa Kaul Padte

 disabled sexuality

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