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Disability Sports Workshop will be held in Visakhapatnam

Date: 12th- 16th December 2013
Venue: Police Stadium, Police Barracks Junction, Visakhapatnam, India, 530020

Access to Sport and leisure play a vital role in enhancing opportunities for disabled people, leading to improved self-confidence, motivation, and social awareness, ultimately improving the quality of life of disabled people.

Sport can be used as a tool to empower disabled people within their communities and in society at large, for social inclusion as well as an opportunity for income generation, employment and career development.

In line with the Second Annual International Conference on Disability Equality and Accessibility 2013, Choice International in partnership with the Ability People in India will be holding a five day Disability Sports Workshop in Visakhapatnam.

Choice International aims to increase disabled people’s inclusion in society through participation in sport. We aim to bring together national and international resources, players and coaches to this workshop in Visakhapatnam this December.

The workshop will provide demonstrations, trainings, and ‘give it a go’ sessions for disabled people in the following sports:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Table Tennis

The workshop will be led by experienced disabled sportspersons from the UK and India, will enable disabled people to experience the sports with a view of developing and establishing regular meets.

Click here to download Disability Sports Vizag Dec 13 Flyer

Disability Equality Case Studies

Choice International will be publishing a book on Disability Equality and Accessibility containing case studies of individual and organisational experiences in disability equality worldwide. The book aims to create discussion on topics which will provide opportunity to reflect and learn from experiences. It will include discussions such as the following, ‘In relation to promoting disability equality in your organisation, if you were given the opportunity to go back through your actions a year or two, what would you do differently?’

Recognition for organisations

Choice International will be introducing a process by which organisations can gain a formal recognition for their commitment and positive attitudes towards promoting disability equality and accessibility. This will have a national and international reach

Speakers

  • rajendra

    CEO Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled (Bangalore) Experienced Corporate Social Responsibility Professional; driven by integrity and strong ethical principles with 3 decades of experience in the spearheading Corporate Social Responsibility operations encompassing Strategy Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Revenue Expansion, Project & Program Management, & other managerial functions. Highly successful in developing insightful recommendations on strategic direction, [...]

  • shampa

    Shampa Sengupta is an activist working on disability and gender issues for last 25 years. She is the Founder-Director of Sruti Disability Rights Centre, a non-funded advocacy group that works on disability and gender rights. She started her work-life by organising Kolkata’s first ever parents group of intellectually disabled children. She later worked with Crisis [...]

  • krithika

    Researcher Disability Research and Design Foundation (DRDF), Mumbai Krithika is an Alumnus in Social Work with specialisation in Disability Studies and Action from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Presently, she is working as a Researcher at DRDF, a Mumbai-based organisation which works towards inclusion of persons with disability by focussing on the application [...]

  • reshma

    Co-founder of Mind Arcs and a member of several other national and international groups for persons with mental illness, Reshma entered the field of mental health advocacy during her own battle with schizophrenia. Being the protagonist of a documentary that received several national awards based on her own recovery without medications called ‘A Drop of [...]

  • niranjan1

    GM Environment Initiatives, ITC Hotels Mr Khatri is the General Manager (GM) for Environment Initiatives at ITC hotels India. He has a background in hotel management with extensive experience in GM positions within various ITC hotels all in which he pioneered the concept of eco designing. Mr Khatri has submitted papers to ILO /CORNELL UNIVERSITY on eco-designing in 1994. [...]

  • prathi

    Paralympic Swimmer Gold Medalist in the 1st State Level Paralympic Swimming Championship – India 2013 An MBA graduate in Banking and Finance she has worked in the field for several years as well as taking forward her passion for sport. Madhavi has won the Bronze medal in the Corporate Sports Olympiad 2011 in 100 meters [...]

  • ritika

    RITIKA SAHNI is a professional singer, performer, composer, producer of children albums and an Ability Activist. Has been working with Disability related issues for last the 20 years and founded Trinayani, a cross disability advocacy NGO in 2006, with the sole desire to inform, communicate and create awareness, tolerance and respect about the world of [...]

  • mahantesh

    MAHANTESH GHATIVALAPPA KIVADASANNAVAR Founder Managing Trustee Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled Personal Details: Address: Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled CA: 39, 15th Cross, 16th Main, Sector – 4, HSR Layout, Bangalore – 560102 Phone:+91-80-26582570, Birth place: Neginhal, Bailhongal (Taluk), Belgaum (District) Age:42 years Nature of Disability: Visually Impaired Key achievements Completed MA & M.Phil in [...]

  • harpreet1

    Mrs Harpreet A De Singh is head of Corporate Quality, Safety and Environment Management Systems at Air India Ltd. She is the first head of Corporate Quality Management Systems, first Head of Corporate SMS and Convener of Risk Management, the first Woman to Head the Emergency Response, the first Woman Ground Instructor for Pilots, besides [...]

  • sivasubbu

    Sundari Sivasuubu is the Communications and Program Officer at HCLT Foundation, the CSR Wing of HCL Technologies. She has Cerebral Palsy (Ataxia) from birth and uses a joy-stick operated wheelchair for mobility. “I’ve always been fascinated by the art of communication – the written, the spoken, and the unspoken – and its power to bring [...]

  • sidharth

    Manager- Trade Operations IndusInd Bank Ltd Siddharth is currently working as Manager (Got promoted this year) with IndusInd Bank Ltd in the Trade Operations Department at Chennai. He has been with IndusInd Bank since 2010 and prior to that he was with RBS (previously ABN Amro) in the Trade Finance Division for more than 5 [...]

  • ruchir

    Brand executive for Tanishq in Titan Industries Ruchir is one of the developers for the NVDA project, which makes computers accessible to blind people. Ruchir has a day job where he manages online campaigns and brand for Tanishq. Ruchir prides himself in having had a completely normal childhood and upbringing. “I was never put into any [...]

  • rakesh

    Rakesh Paladugula is currently working as an Accessibility Consultant for Cognizant Technology Solutions, Hyderabad.. Beyond his role as accessibility consultant,Rakesh is an active volunteer for organizations such as Enable India and Retina India who support the PwD and an active participant for the NASSCOM foundation.Rakesh has been a panel member for various discussions on accessibility and inclusion across India [...]

  • ahluwalia

    C. Eng(UK).C. Eng (I),FIETE,FIE,MIERE(UK),MBIM(UK) MIMA, MCSI, MIIPE, F Inst D.PGDQM Lt Gen J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd) is President of the ‘Institute of Directors’ and of the ‘World Environment Foundation’ (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialized in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive [...]

  • dilip2bg

    Mr. Dilip Patro, MCA & M. Com, software specialist by profession. A road accident in 1997 resulted in a serious spinal injury left him a quadriplegic – he is paralysed waist below. He is still working in his field and passionate about providing other spinal cord injured with the training and resources, he has received [...]

  • Sebi

    SebiChacko is one of the leading professionals in the space of Diversity and Inclusion and change management in Asia. He leads and  represents the leading industry bodies in India ( Confederation of Indian Industry and NASSCOM) in its efforts at Diversity. He is the Convenor of the Disability Forum and Co Convenor of the Diversity [...]

  • meenu

    Dr. Meenu Bhambhani is the Associate Vice-President and Head – Global Corporate Social Responsibility at MphasiS, Bangalore. Her background in development/disability sector is multifaceted:  she is a person with disability herself, a professional in the area of disability and human development with fifteen years of experience, specialised in disability studies and social policy, a researcher [...]

  • mm

    Manoj has both academic and professional experience in equality and international development. He has a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). He is also a member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity practitioners (IEDP) and of ‘Breaking Through– Towards Strategies for [...]

  • jasp

    Director of Choice International and CEO of UKDPC (United Kingdom Disabled People Council UK) Jaspal Dhani is an established equality and diversity trainer in the UK and has delivered on inclusion and empowerment courses in India. He has worked in the disability field for 15 years, both at grass-roots level and senior management level in [...]

  • ujvalk

    Prof.Ujjwal K. Chowdhury, a front-ranking media educator of India, was earlier the Dean of Symbiosis International University for seven years, and now the Dean of Whistling Woods International School of Media & Communication, in Mumbai, chaired by the leading Bollywood film-maker and producer Subhash Ghai. Prof Chowdhury is also the Consulting Director of ACORE Group, [...]

  • mal

    Malini Chib holds two masters degress, one in women’s studies and the second one in information Management. She is the Co-chairperson of Adapt Rights group which fights for the Rights of people with disabilities. Malini is the senior Events Manager of Oxford Bookshop in Mumbai. Her book One Little Finger has recently published by Sage

  • ra

    General Secretary of Ektha, a disability movement having evolved a century ago which has successfully reached the human rights model; it was shocking to know that people with neurological impairment are marginalized even within the disability sector. Ektha was initiated keeping this in mind, the fact that there was no group for people with neurological [...]

  • llllllaa

    NileshSingit He has a Masters degree in English from University of Bombay, and has completed a PG course in Human Rights and is a Novell Certified Internet Professional [NCIP] He has worked for over 12 years in the field of disability with a special focus on access audits, accessibility and inclusive design, disability diversity/equality/rights training [...]