The Times Of India has released a report detailing the disability language used by Indian students in India, including in schools, government offices, and businesses.
The report, which is available online, reveals how the Indian government and its education and employment institutions have failed to meet the demands of the Indian community for inclusive language use and to facilitate the access of disability and language minorities.
In an email to The Times, a spokesperson for the Education Department, which oversees Indian schools, said the department is in the process of reviewing the report.
“It will be available soon,” the spokesperson said.
“We are reviewing the reports to determine whether it should be included in the curriculum or not.”
In a response to a query, a department spokesperson said that the ministry is “not aware of any specific directives to any particular government entity” and that the report is “coming to light in a timely manner.”
The Education Department has been conducting a survey of all Indian students across all levels, in order to ascertain the needs of all children in the country.
In a report published last year, the department found that the most common disability-related issues among students are language barriers, lack of support from their parents, and access to public transport.
The report found that students in the 12th grade were the most likely to have difficulty in using the disability languages, with 15% having difficulty, while 6% had difficulty in the first grade and 3% in the second grade.
“The most common issues faced by Indian children with disability are language and social isolation,” the report said.
The Times of Indians article says: “The average age of first-time students with disabilities in India is 12 years old, but there is increasing evidence that these students are at greater risk of disability than their counterparts in other developing countries.
Many students with disability in India do not know that they have disabilities and, in many cases, do not realise that they are not entitled to the benefits of such a status.”
It added: “These students often do not get any support from family or social networks.
These children have the most difficulty communicating with others and are at risk of developing other issues related to disability.”
The Times Of Indians article said that this is one of the biggest issues facing children in India.
“These children have less access to education, have less support from parents and have limited access to employment,” it said.
“Students with disabilities can be in the most difficult situations and may also suffer from mental health issues.”
The report also revealed that Indian children have been discriminated against for disability-specific speech, including those who have learning disabilities.
The Times said: “In the country, only a minority of children have a disability-linked language that is commonly used in Indian classrooms.
Most students with language-related learning disabilities are in the minority.”
It also said that, for the most part, Indian children do not have access to proper care facilities or proper education and are not allowed to attend schools or take part in other formal schooling.
“They are often denied basic rights and are left to rely on others for support, such as teachers, counsellors and doctors,” the Times said.
According to the report, about 1.6 million Indian children are blind or visually impaired and that this group is disproportionately represented in rural areas.
“For these students, the availability of services, such of primary healthcare and primary education, is limited,” the study said.
For students in rural India, access to educational institutions, employment opportunities, and social support is limited, according to the study.
The study said that India is home to more than 20 million people with disabilities and that approximately 1 in 5 students with a disability lives in rural and under-developed areas.
“Many of these students do not find education or employment because of lack of access to a formal education or training, and the lack of infrastructure for these students,” the paper said.