N.C.P.E.D.P. Communication Unit
Raising consciousness about disabilities
The Communication Unit creates awareness about issues pertaining to disability, attempting to move away from traditionally held views of charity and welfare to those of productivity and empowerment of disabled people.
Trying to get a message across to people who could, but are unwilling to understand disability, or trying to change obstinate and uncaring mindsets and attitudes, can be one of the most exhausting jobs in the world. Especially if one had to tackle it again, and again, and again. That is, if one were not driven by commitment, passion and pure stubbornness. As N.C.P.E.D.P. is, and has been, for the last eight years.
N.C.P.E.D.P. creates awareness about issues pertaining to disability so that policy-makers may take appropriate action; so that the community can play a more active role in making India a truly disabled-friendly country.
The avenues of awareness are manifold: surveys, campaigns, workshops, access audits, reports, networking, seminars, online information, posters, partnerships... the list goes on.
The aim of awareness is one: to create a national surge that would transform attitudes, and include persons with disability in every sphere of life.
N.C.P.E.D.P. has been actively campaigning for various disability related issues. Our campaigns typically involve our country partners and are conducted across the country. Read about some of our campaigns such as the visit of Professor Stephen Hawking to India and the Accessibility campaign that ensued, or the World Disability Day campaign. • Preview World Disability Day 2004 • World Disability Day Celebrations
Disability News and Information Service is a fortnightly web-based news service managed by N.C.P.E.D.P. Keep yourself informed about the latest happenings by registering with D.N.I.S.
Disabling imagery and the media: Excerpts from a study by Colin Barnes that focusses on stereotype portrayals of disabled people in the media and provides a number of important recommendations which will contribute to their demise. Although the misrepresentation of disability in charity advertising is of particular concern this report deals with the media as a whole: notably books, films, television, radio and the press.
Are you a writer or a journalist who reports on disability issues? View our guide to disability terminology to ensure that you are using the correct language.