We don’t include the disabled enough

SINCE 1992, the United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been annually observed on Dec 3 around the world. The theme for this year’s day was “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.

How have we, as a nation, tackled the issue of including the disabled? We hear political rhetoric about what the government is doing for disabled people but we don’t see much happening on the ground. We don’t see many disabled people using our roads or being employed in big firms.

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