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Press evaluation:
Background:

It’s all in the signs, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 24/02/2017)

Disabled people hit by road expansion, Melamchi works, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/02/2017)

Visually impaired struggle to open bank account, by Rameshchandra Adhikari (kp 19/02/2017)

Turning a blind eye to deafness: Many instances of deafness could be prevented if the government took the problem seriously, by Dhundi Raj Poudel (kp 08/02/2017)

Ministries asked to develop disabled-friendly infrastructure (kp 03/02/2017)

Inclusive education: Disabled students should be equipped with basic academic and adequate life skills, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 03/02/2017)

Govt to lessen woes of people with disabilities (ht 31/01/2017)

Lack of Braille textbooks leaves visually impaired students worried, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 30/01/2017)

13 disabled-friendly buses launched: City Metro Yatayat Pvt Ltd is the first private company to introduce disabled-friendly buses in Kathmandu (kp 28/01/2017)

Road widening drive adds to woes for wheelchair users, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 28/01/2017)

The uncertainty of tomorrow: Children with disability need a secure future even when their parents are gone, by Samridhi Rana Thapa (kp 25/01/2017)

Mainstreaming disability: Existing social protection measures in Nepal are far from adequate to benefit the disabled persons, by Sudarshan Neupane (rep 21/01/2017)

Disabled, elderly at Parbat village get benefit cards, by Agandhar Tiwari (kp 12/01/2017)

Family with 6 blinds: Why no red disability ID cards for us?, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 07/01/2017)

Making room: Accessibility and inclusion are a national  issue, addressing which will benefit everyone, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/01/2017)

Disabled kids still lack access to education, by Anita Shrestha (ht 31/12/2016)

Hard of hearing people demand disabled status (kp 27/12/2016)

Visually impaired unable to open bank accounts in Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 18/12/2016)

Charity concert to be held for visually impaired students: About 2 per cent of the total population of the country has some form of disability (ht 17/12/2016)

Human Rights Summit of Persons with Disabilities begins (ht 13/12/2016)

Conference aims to promote inclusive education (ht 08/12/2016)

Rights of disabled: ‘Draft bill has excluded the concerns of deaf and mute’ (kp 03/12/2016), Differently abled continue their struggle for rights (ht 03/12/2016), Rights activists demand equal opportunities for differently abled (ht 05/12/2016), Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Seeing the world through inner eyes, by Upendra Lamichhane (rep 03/12/2016)

The indifference for the different, by Priyanka Gurung (rep 02/12/2016)

Bajhang’s disabled man struggles for wheelchair, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2016)

‘Disabled-friendly public toilets needed’ (ht 25/11/2016)

Rights of people with disabilities: New bill ignores reproductive health rights; The bill briefly touches upon reproductive right but is silent on reproductive health rights of women living with disabilities (kp 22/11/2016)

Public toilets of no use to visually impaired (ht 20/11/2016)

One person one rupee can enable a disabled, by Gyanu Sapkota (rep 19/11/2016)

Dadeldhura disabled deprived of identity cards (ht 30/10/2016)

Not working: Many financial cooperatives in Nepal are not open for business for vulnerable and disadvantaged youths, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/10/2016)

Disabled have poor access to health services: Report (rep 19/09/2016)

Blades of gold: Recognising persons with disabilities in the sport sector would be a positive step towards their inclusion in society, by Simone Galimberti (kp 07/09/2016)

Changing the debate: Issues related to over a billion people living with disabilities are often treated as stand-alone, isolated from other social problems, by Simone Galimberti (rep 01/08/2016)

The rebound: Uplifting the status of people with disabilities through sports, by Smriti Basnet (nt 24/06/2016)

‘Disability significant in 10-14 age group’, by Manish Gautam (kp 19/06/2016)

Empowering sports: Sports offer an opportunity for persons living with disabilities to connect with the rest of the society, by Simone Galimberti (rep 31/05/2016)

Infra to be made disabled-friendly (kp 29/05/2016)

Inclusion for the disabled: Development organisations need to open up their programmes for people with disabilities, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 27/04/2016)

Sajha to introduce disabled-friendly bus (kp 20/04/2016)

My autistic brother: Let us get on this road together to eliminate taboos associated with development disorders, by Kritika Lamsal (kp 01/04/2016)

Let them in: Companies being inclusive towards persons with disabilities makes business sense, by Simone Galimberti (kp 27/03/2016)

Call to ensure construction of disabled-friendly infrastructure: Persons with disability are living in poverty and scarcity in Nepal (ht 18/03/2016), Seeing it a different way: There is a long way to go in ensuring full mobility for the visually impaired on streets that are dangerous even for sighted people, by Smriti Basnet (nt 18/03/2016)

‘Ensure education, jobs to visually-impaired women’ (ht 13/03/2016)

Few jobs for visually impaired: Nepal Blind Association says out of around 100,000 visually impaired women in the country only 134 are employed, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 12/03/2016)

DPM Mainali ‘handicaps’ National Disabled Fund: Move to block funds affecting people with disabilities, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/03/2016)

Disabled demand for more space to their issues in media (rep 10/03/2016)

In the world’s eyes: Blind people are shown as being stupid, sinful and plain bad luck in most literatures, by Pawan Ghimire (kp 04/03/2016)

Differently-abled deprived of access to information (ht 24/02/2016)

Books with pictures in Braille for schoolchildren (kp 23/02/2016)

Disabled ‘denied’ SRH facilities (kp 16/02/2016)

Disabled sports: It is high time we started playing hard ball to make the country more open, diverse and just for the disabled, by Simone Galimberti (kp 28/01/2016)

Teen with disability rescued from barn (ht 28/01/2016)

A new hope: Disability and poverty reinforce each other, but assistive devices could help enhance capabilities of victims who lost limbs during the April earthquakes (kp 16/01/2016)

Let them in: It is crucial to ensure that disabled people benefit from the policies made for them, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 15/12/2015)

Have skill, will work: Concrete actions to offer jobs to youths with disabilities are all doable and possible, by Simone Galimberti (kp 29/11/2015), Equally able: If disabled people receive the support they deserve, they can go beyond themselves in many ways, by Nitish Raj Pathak (kp 29/11/2015)

Lift the burden: The state must lead the efforts to rehabilitate and integrate the physically challenged in society, by Sandhya Regmi (kp 10/11/2015)

Sports for a cause Pay attention: Join hands with the Madhesis who are fighting to end ethnic discrimination Nepal’s flag could fly high at Paralympics in a few years if it invests in disability sports, by Simone Galimberti (kp 08/10/2015)

The missing millions: Programmes for the disabled must be redesigned to employ persons with disabilities, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 26/10/2015)

Right to read: The new government should facilitate the access of visually impaired people to published works, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Asmita Dhital (kp 18/10/2015)

Visually-impaired man operates grinding mill to look after family, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 16/10/2015)

Fault in the system: It is time to review and improve the assistance provided by the government to support disabled citizens, by Kristie Drucza (kp 29/09/2015)

Give them a way: While rebuilding Kathmandu, we need to turn it into a disabled-friendly city, by Stéphane Huët (nt 25/09/2015)

Leave no one behind: Planners should focus on people with disabilities to ensure inclusive development, by Sudarshan Neupane (kp 17/09/2015)

Several kids at school for deaf in Dolakha have severe ailments, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 15/09/2015)

Life of dignity, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 12/09/2015)

Disabled people want friendly spaces (kp 31/08/2015)

Visually impaired deprived of access to web, by Thomas Bogaty (ht 25/08/2015)

Veggie farming changes life of differently-abled (ht 20/08/2015)

New constitution: Disabled people stage demos demanding political rights (kp 04/08/2015))

Wheelchair-friendly toilets for differently abled (ht 09/07/2015)

Disabled community leaders demand political rights (kp 05/07/2015)

NFD stresses on disabled friendly infrastructure, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 18/06/2015)

Quake worsens life’s raw deal for disable girl, by Rohit Rai (rep 18/06/2015)

Long, hard road for disabled quake survivors (ht 16/06/2015)

Seeing through the darkness: Earthquake experience of the visually impaired, by Anjali Subedi (rep 12/06/2015)

Still waiting: In the post-quake relief effort, little attention has been paid to the plight of the disabled, by Umesh Raj Regmi (kp 09/06/2015)

Living under the shadow: The relief and rehabilitation efforts of the government have done little to ease the lives of the disabled, by Simone Galimberti (kp 02/06/2015)

Shortage of wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs hits quake disabled, by Arjun Poudel (rep 02/06/2015)

Disability And Development, by Rajesh Man KC (rn 30/05/2015)

Part of the game: Nepal has tremendous opportunities to promotes sport for people living with disabilities, by Simone Galimberti (kp 05/04/2015)

Wheelchair users lament lack of public toilets for the disabled: ay the capital city is not a friendly place to live in when it comes to lavatories (ht 05/04/2015)

Yet to be tapped: All of society must realise the economic potential of youths living with disabilities, by Simone Galimberti (kp 01/03/2015)

Education for disabled children a far cry: Govt yet to categorise types of disabilities to address special needs, by Kokila KC (ht 28/02/2015)

Disabled kept in wooden box for past two decades, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/02/2015)

DoR developing disabled-friendly footpaths (ht 05/02/2015)

Visually impaired benefit from computer training, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 17/01/2015)

Disabled-friendly toilets to be built in capital (ht 27/12/2014)

Persons with disability deprived of allowance: Out of 7,203 physically challenged persons in Doti district, only 1,659 have been able to get the disability certificates, by Mohan Shahi (kp 24/12/2014)

A better place to live in: Disabled women living in a temporary rehabilitation centre at Jorpati can’t wait to move into a disabled-friendly building, but the shelter operators worry financial and bureaucratic hurdles could hinder their ‘dream project’, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 16/12/2014)

‘Ensure differently-abled’s right to sanitation’ (ht 11/12/2014)

School dropouts with disabilities face violence, exclusion: Study (kp 06/12/2014)

Inaccessibility remains a major challenge (kp 03/12/2014), Maths, Science trouble visually impaired (kp 03/121/2014), Technology stressed to uplift differently-abled people (ht 03/12/2014), Visually impaired students’ SLC woes: Say passing math, science almost impossible with questions not given in Braille (ht 04/12/2014)

Mentally ill mother, kids living perilous life on the streets, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/11/2014)

Feeling their way: There is much the state and citizens need to do to assist the safe mobility of blind and visually impaired persons, by Neera Adhikari (kp 19/10/2014)

Less than 3 percent of visually impaired have white canes, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 16/10/2014)

Elderly woman struggling to support disabled sons, by Prakash Baral (kp 13/10/2014)

Amping up quality education for the hearing impaired, by Chetan Adhikari (kp 08/10/2014)

People with mental disabilities must be given a chance: UNFPA (ht 12/08/2014)

Free minibus ride for cancer patients (ht 26/07/2014)

Alliance for disability inclusive development (ht 29/06/2014)

No school for the hearing impaired in Charikot, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 22/06/014)

Intellectually disabled deprived of allowances, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 10/06/2014)

No country for physically challenged: State remains spectator as more youth fall prey to road mishaps, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 24/05/2014)

Include them: A person using wheelchair is not given job just because d/he is disabled, by Dwaipayan Regmi (rep 14/05/2014)

Bid to bring special-need kids to school (kp 05/05/2014)

Steppping in to help: A crowdfunding organisation set up in the US is helping disadvantaged patients in places like Achham get the treatment they cannot afford, by Grace Dobell (kp 03/05/2014)

Unfriendly policies worsen teen's struggle with cerebral palsy, by Neeraj Chandra Roy (ht 20/04/2014)

Mobility aids for people with disabilities (ht 04/04/2014)

Lack of opportunity a barrier, not disability, by Neeraj Chandra Roy (rep 30/03/2014)

Intellectually disabled doubly marginalised; succour sought, by Weena Pun (26/03/2014)

Wheelchair-bound man begs for survival, by Durgalal KC (kp 21/03/2014)

Endless wait for wheelchairs hinders mobility of thousands, by Anjali Subedi (rep 06/03/2014)

Disabled women not as lucky as men in finding partner, by Anjali Subedi (rep 27/02/2014)

Sans Braille textbooks, blind students struggle head of SLC exams, by Dilip Poudel (rep 24/02/2014)

Differently-abled call for suitable infrastructure (ht 20/02/2014)

More than a helping hand: The Helping Hand Handicraft Industry in Pokhara has been taking in visually- and hearing-impaired folks, training them in various crafts, and paying them for their services, giving many a new lease on life, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 15/02/2014)

Visually impaired kids in a lurch (ht 10/02/2014)

Access denied: The toilet facilities at the Tribhuvan International Airport offers a revelatory case study of the kind of ill-planned construction aroundthe country that pays little heed to the needs of the disabled , by Ananta Ram Baidya (kp 25/01/2014)

Visually-impaired want Braille copies (ht 21/01/2014)

No CA seat this time for disabled?, by Anjali Subedi (rep 07/01/2014), Disabled announce stir demanding seats in CA (kp 08/01/2014), CA seats for disabled: Demand for representation invites lathicharge, by Weena Pun (kp 09/01/2014)

Disability is not a hindrance for this visually-impaired man, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 02/01/2014)

Braille books launched (ht 29/12/2013)

Our job to reach out: Companies need to look at the physically handicapped as a valuable human resource option, by Samira Shakya (nt 27/12/2013)

High hopes as career fair for disabled starts, by Weena Pun (kp 13/12/2013), Career expo for people with disabilities in capital today (ht 13/12/2013), Poor infrastructure puts off disabled job seekers, by Pratibha Rawal (rep 13/12/2013), Hopes and doubts at career expo for disabled, by Weena Pun (kp 14/12/2013)

Creating a heaven: Making a difference, by Nitya Pandey (rep 13/12/2013)

Disabled cobbler rises from rags to riches, by Kisan Sangeet Nepali (rep 12/12/2013)

People with disability put forth 19 demands (kp 10/12/2013), Differently-abled serve ultimatum (ht 10/12/2013)

Disabled boy confined at home for years, by Madhav Aryal (kp 09/12/2013)

Disabled kids in sorry state (ht 05/12/2013)

Towards equality: Disabled-friendly structures (rep 04/12/2013), Disabled people ask govt to act (ht 04/12/2013)

Differently abled to act tough to secure livelihood (kp 02/12/2013)

Donation for visually impaired pupils, by Purna B.K. (kp 27/11/2013)

Defying darkness: A troupe of visually challenged musicians who play regularly on pavements around Kathmandu open up about their lives and concerns, by Anup Ojha (kp 16/11/2013)

Disabled Likely To Be Excluded In CA: NFDI, by Anjali Subedi (rep 10/11/2013)

Still struggling for access, by Sujata Awale (ht 03/11/2013)

Right to sight: There are things we can do to bring hope to the world's blind, by Eli Pradhan Ranjitkar (rep 10/10/2013)

Govt ‘apathetic’ towards deaf school, by L.P. Devkota (kp 06/10/2013)

Computer training for disabled youth starts (ht 01/10/2013)

Call to make math optional for the visually impaired, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/09/2013)

Senior citizens, disabled people to get KMC allowances (ht 15/08/2013)

Capital’s broadened roads turn blind eye to the blind, by Weena Pun (kp 09/08/2013)

Begging for benefits: Our political and bureaucratic structure makes social security benefits inaccessible to ordinary people, by Daulat Jha (kp 07/08/2013)

Every step we take: Persons with Disabilities should not be left behind in the post-2015 development agenda, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 26/07/2013)

Differently-abled people deprived of allowance, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 20/06/2013)

Call to make city structures disabled-friendly (kp 03/06/2013)

Shift focus on special kids, says UN report (ht 03/06/2013)

Peace rally to highlight issues of differently-abled people, by Weena Pun (kp 01/06/2013)

Rising through the cracks: A local organisation in Pokhara is giving disadvantaged women vital life skills and making them self-sufficient, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 17/05/2013)

Visually impaired to be able to vote (ht 14/05/2013)

Make public places disabled-friendly: Govt (ht 30/04/2013)

As a fundamental right Inclusive employment for PWD, by Renu Lohani (ht 15/04/2013)

Dreams of mobility: Kathmandu, as seen from the perspective of physically-challenged individuals, can be a heartless, hopeless place, a city where only the fittest survive, by Aagat Khatiwada Sharma (kp 13/04/2013)

A fighting chance: Visually-impaired candidates in the race for permanent teaching positions in Nepal find themselves at an instant disadvantage thanks to the unavailability of reference books and other preparatory material in braille, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 13/04/2013)

Hearing-impaired to get driving licences (kp 12/04/2013)

Beyond the pale: Inclusive livelihhod for PWDS, by Meenraj Panthee (rep 20/03/2013)

Disabled woman’s quest for survival, by Durgalal KC (kp 18/03/2013)

Differently abled? Defining dissability, by Ananta Baidya (rep 13/03/2013)

13-yr-old girl born withoutlower limbs in tight corner, by Ananda Gautam (kp 03/03/2013)

Donate for disability: The govt and donors both have disability policies and show commitment to the CRPD, but both lack implementation, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 15/02/2013)

No right of passage: Lacking proper roads and sidewalks, Kathmandu Valley is one of the most difficult places to live in for those who are mobility-impaired, by Sulaiman Daud (nt 08/02/2013)

‘60 pc blind students’ lack Braille books (kp 25/01/2013)

Find your peers: In darkness, if people find a little motivation, they may be ready to accept further help and support, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 21/12/2012)

In the dark: The lack of curriculum in braille means that the future of blind students remains bleak, by Mina Sharma (nt 07/12/2012)

1st job fair for disabled sew new opportunties, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 06/12/2012), Here we are: The Career Expo for Persons with Disabilities inspired them to stand up and demand work and opportunities, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 07/12/2012)

Mobile camp boon for disabled, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 04/12/2012)

Vision screening: World disability day, by Mahesh Kumar Dev (rep 03/12/2012)

Make way, here we come: I pray that they make mobility and accessibility a right for the disabled in new Nepal, by Ananta R. Baidya (kp 29/11/2012)

Books for blind students with pics embossed on cards, by Kokila K.C. (ht 13/11/2012)

Visually impaired struggling for his family, by Manoj Basnet (kp 04/10/2012)

Enhancing inclusion: Disabled-friendly roads, by Ananta R. Baidya (rep 04/10/2012)

SC orders govt to pay stipend to the disabled (kp 16/08/2012), Govt told to provide allowances pronto to differently abled (ht 16/08/2012), They better listen: Supreme Court’s order to implement the rights of the disabled gives us the upper hand now, by Jagannath Manishhane (kp 24/08/2012)

Mentally ill woman confined for 18 yrs, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 16/08/2012)

The vital link: Disability and technology, by Meenraj Panthee (rep 11/08/2012)

Licence to ride: Hearing impaired Nepalis demand the government to reconsider laws that bar them from driving, by Mina Sharma (nt 10/08/2012)

Blind faith: A unique cyber cafe in Pokhara empowers the visually- impaired by making the Internet accessible, by Candice Neo (nt 10/08/2012)

NHRC: Build disabled-friendly infrastructure (kp 04/07/2012)

Count us: The new budget should consider the needs of the people with disabilities, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 29/06/2012)

Imagine ability: The needs of the “otherwise abled” and elderly can be achieved by modifying current construction practices and by designing future facilities, by Ananta R. Baidya (kp 03/06/2012)

What about us?, by Meenraj Panthee (rep 27/05/2012)

World report on disability: Valuable recommendations, by Alok Rajouria (ht 25/05/2012)

Disability no bar to education, by Dipendra  Baduwal (kp 06/05/2012)

Hypothetical and the real: The UN’s mechanism to deal with disability issues is not as unconstructive as it first appears, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 27/04/2012)

They can do it: People with disabilities should be given jobs suited to their skill and ability, not charity, by Kamal Lamichhane (kp 18/03/2012)

Marginal heroes: Society continues to treat the disabled as second-class citizens, and the media follows suit, by Jagannath Lamichhane (kp 02/03/2012)

Mentally ill boy spends decade in confinement, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp 24/02/2012)

Disabled resource centres send SoS, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 24/02/2012)

Make policies for disabled: House panel (ht 19/02/2012)

Landlords reluctant to take in blind student, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 15/01/2012)

Public vehicles not disabled-friendly, by Pritam Bhattarai (kp 15/01/2012)

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