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Two thirds of people with hearing loss live in low income countries and 68 million are children
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CSR Support from ONGC for Accessible Computer Labs

CBM is partnering with ONGC to set up accessible computer labs in two schools of Agartala.

Disability Inclusion in Social Work Education

CBM works with leading open universities for the inclusion of disability course in their social work curriculum.

Livelihood through Flower Powdering

Livelihood for 35 women with intellectual disabilities equipped with battery operated auto-rickshaw and pulverizer.

Qualified Teachers for Quality Education

CBM focuses on training teachers to ensure quality and inclusive education for children with disabilities.

For the smiles we have brought about!

On this World Smile Day, CBM thanks our supporters who have helped us bring smiles in the lives of millions of persons with disabilities.

CBM Extends Full Support to Kerala

CBM is extending our full support to those worst affected by Kerala rains this year. Join us in providing medical and sanitation support.

Establishment of Inclusive Tailoring Unit

An inclusive tailoring unit was established in Uttar Pradesh to provide livelihood to 28 women with disabilities.

CBM Disseminates RAD Study Findings

CBM disseminated the findings from a Rapid Assessment of Disability Study, initiated in 2014 by CBM and five partners, in June 2018.

Students with Disabilities Graduate High School!

Around 200 students with hearing, visual and locomotive impairments from five states passed the class 10 and 12 board exams with high scores

Eye Care Centers for the Poor in Uttar Pradesh

CBM to establish 4 vision centers in rural Uttar Pradesh to make eye care affordable for the poor.

Teacher Training towards Inclusive Education

Twenty-nine teachers, trained in inclusive education through project RAISE NE, graduated in April 2018 and are set to support 75 schools.

CBM Trains Specialists on Accessibility Audits

CBM was invited by the Government of Meghalaya to train 45 of its architects and civil engineers on conducting accessibility audits.

Early Intervention and CBR Center for Students

With an aim to support children with disabilities, CBM recently established an Early Intervention Center in a government school in Mugalur.

Child Safeguarding Assessment Conducted in India

CBM conducted child safeguarding assessments for three of partner organizations in the north and north-eastern region of India.

CBM at WHO's Asia Regional Consultation Meeting

Dr. Sara Varughese was invited by the WHO to be a part of the Asia Regional Consultation on developing a World Report on Vision.

Women with Disabilities Promote Hygiene

Creating awareness on menstrual hygiene, two inclusive SHGs formed an Off Farmer Producer Organization to locally produce sanitary napkins.

CA Ms.Rajani Honoured with First Ladies Award!

Rajani received the First Ladies Award for being first woman Chartered Accountant with visual impairment in India from President of India

Our Commitment: Building an Inclusive World

As citizens of India, CBM and partners commit together to continue on our journey towards a truly inclusive society.

German Consul General unveils CBM 50 years logo

The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangalore, Ms Margit Hellwig Bötte unveiled the logo for CBM’s Golden Jubilee.

Fifty glorious years of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences is celebrating 50 glorious years of its service.

CBM receives Zero Project Innovation Award 2017

CBM's inclusive farming project in India received a global award for innovation in training and livelihood creation.

Media Release - Zero Project 2017

India’s disability inclusive livelihood farming project receives global recognition

Winning combination of cricket and inclusion

Message by India’s T20 Blind Cricket Team on celebrating CBM India’s winning combination of cricket and inclusion.

Silent, but not without a voice

International Deaf Film Festival, supported by CBM, showcases films on human relations amongst the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing

India to get new act for persons with disabilities

Parliament recently passed the much awaited Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill which is expected to usher a new era for millions

Embracing leadership of persons with disabilities

Disability Stakeholder Group, including CBM, was able to assert the need for inclusive DRR at the recently concluded AMCDRR 2016

Strong call for inclusive DRR expected at AMCDRR

Disability stakeholder group, including CBM, will bring focus on inclusion at the 7th AMCDRR Conference

Stronger Together for Universal Eye Health

The call to action for WSD 2016 focuses on partnerships & friendships, celebrating the spirit of Stronger Together for Universal Eye Health

Call for inclusive spirit in new education policy

India’s new National Education Policy is being drafted and CBM has joined hands with Praxis to input this draft

Comics for awareness on disability and inclusion

CBM India has developed comics to spur understanding and conversations on disability

Ending the cycle of poverty and disability

This short animation film explains the basic but often overlooked linkage between poverty and disability.

Why Vidya must go to school

Children with disabilities must be able to access their right to education through inclusive education, here is an animation film

Creating a buzz around #Access4All

Accessibility received a lively and intense focus recently through an online discussion around the topic of Making India Accessible for All

Accessibility is a Human Right

Accessibility is a must for a society where ‘everyone’ has the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of life

‘Leapfrog’ barriers with access to computers

CBM is equipping selected schools with computers, handheld tablet devices and accessibility software to empower children with disabilities

Computer lab for children with disabilities

Press Release - Governor of Meghalaya V Shanmuganathan today inaugurated an accessible computer lab in Ri-Bhoi District, Meghalaya.

Status of IE in Low-Income Countries

Though there has been an increase in awareness of the right to education for children with disabilities, there are several gaps to fill

CBM empaneled in Accessible India Campaign

CBM India is one of the 18 organisations and institutions enlisted as ‘Access Auditors under Accessible India Campaign’

One dot at a time

CBM India is supporting the international mapping campaign MapMyDay to raise awareness for accessibility.

Exploring Disability and HIV linkage in India

There is a strong linkage between disability and HIV/AIDS, a CBM India supported exploratory study highlights this

Towards inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

People with disabilities are among some of the worst affected groups when disasters and calamities strike

Panel calls for accessible urban transport system

Lack of an accessible urban transport system is a major hurdle in the way of full and equal participation for all

The light goes away, but leaves a lasting glow

CBM’s first Regional Representative in South Asia Mr. P. G. Michael passes away leaving behind a rich legacy of work.

Tapping opportunities through skill development

We can turn around the high levels of unemployment among people with disabilities through skill development and training opportunities

Progress towards inclusive education

Include Vidya Campaign celebrates progress on inclusion in West Bengal schools

Speaking in one voice for inclusion

CBM India is proud to be part of Swarnalakshmi's journey to UN, where she called for a focus on inclusion

Indian sportspersons shine at Special Olympics

Two students from CBM India supported Anbagam have won medals at Special Olympics World Games

Post 2015 Agenda places disability at center

In a big win for the disability sector, the final ‘Post 2015 Agenda’ adopted by UN member states places persons with disabilities at the centre

Tribute to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

CBM India deeply mourns the death of former President of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Study on employability for persons with disabilities

CBM India and PHFI undertook a study to ascertain the barriers to employment and employability for persons with disability

Join to Support Kerala

Kerala faced its worst monsoon which took over 370 lives and caused a loss of over Rs. 19,000 crores. Join us in helping the worst affected.

Include Vidya Campaign

We want every child with a disability to be in school, learning and playing with their friends. Work with us to help this happen

Empowering persons with disabilities will lead to sustainability

Disabled Persons Organisations brought positive change in the lives of persons with disabilities and people around them in Ajmer District

The Directory of Assistive Devices and Technology

On 12 February, 2015, The directory onassistive devices and technology was released in Delhi

CBM India Member receives National Role Model Award

On 3 December 2014 CBM India member was awarded the National Role Model Award by the President of India

Cyclone Hudhud - CBM in contact with partners

CBM has made contact with all partners in the path of Cyclone Hudhud, ensuring that people with disabilities are not forgotten

Unnecessarily Blind

Staying in the darkness is a frightening experience for most of us, but everything is dark for more than 18 million Indians.

10th Annual Conference of Vision 2020 – India

Vision 2020: The Right to Sight – India organised its 10th Annual conference on Advancement in Comprehensive Eye care in July 5 and 6, 2014.

Joining Hands

Recently, CBM received a helping hand from the Cognizant Foundation

Persons with disabilities excel in organic farming

CBM India’s organic farming initiative

CBM India congratulates CHAI

CBM India congratulates Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) on undertaking 7,000 sight restoring surgeries for the poor.

Voting to be made easier for disabled

The office of chief electoral officer (CEO) is focusing on making all polling booths in city accessible to voters with disabilities

Listening to the voices of people with disabilities

The international development committee sought to understand the issues affecting people with disability

International Ear and Hearing Care Day - 2014

5 million people in India are hearing impaired. 50% of hearing impairments are preventable.

International Ear and Hearing Care Day 2015

As per the 2011 census India is home for 5 million persons with hearing impairment.

CBR workshop for Government officials

On February 20 - 21, 2014 CBM organised a workshop on community based rehabilitation (CBR) for Government officials of Maharashtra in Pune.

Techshare 2014

CBM in partnership with Barrier Break and other stakeholders, organized one of the most awaited Assistive Technologies Event, Techshare 2014

National consultation on inclusion

CBM India in collaboration with UNSE organized a national consultation on inclusion of persons with disabilities in development processes

Action Group on people with disabilities

CBM, in partnership with UNSE formed an action group with special focus on children, young girls, adolescents and women.

Workshop on Internal Learning & Monitoring System

On 9th & 10th of December 2013, CBM India organised a two day workshop on Internal Learning and Monitoring System (ILMS) in Bangalore.

Time to Distinguish Low Vision from Blindness

On 15th November 2013, CBM India is pleased to announce the release of ‘Guidelines for Comprehensive Management of Low Vision in India’

Universal Electronic Accessibility Policy of India

Government of India approved the National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility

World Mental Health Day 2013

In 2013 World Mental Health Day (10 October) highlights mental health care in older adults - CBM recognises this day by focusing on our work in Nigeria

International Week of the Deaf 2013

In 2013 Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated from 23 to 28 September and has global theme 'Equality for Deaf People'

Consultation forum for National CBR Programme

CBM India organised the consultation on 29 July 2013 to discuss practical implementation framework for National CBR Programme for India

CBM India advocates for national CBR plan

CBM India along with other stakeholders proposed a national CBR strategy for people with disability

International Day for Ear and Hearing 2013

CBM joins in this global day of recognition - the WHO estimate that more than 360 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss

Hearing impaired can excel in all fields

Third Indian deaf expo 2012 provided a platform to showcase modern technologies that support people with hearing impairment

1st CBR World Congress

In November 2012 CBM and partners attended the first Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) World Congress, which was held in Agra, India

Planning and managing disability inclusive humanitarian response

In May/June 2011 CBM helped run a five-day workshop in India on ‘Managing Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Response’

Self help groups in India for women with disabilities

CBM partner SMCSI Medical College establishes women’s SHG's for treatment, rehabilitation and empowerment for people with disability

Children focused malaria control program

In recognition of the EHA's work in Udalguri, the government has conferred the Chief ministers award for best social action for 2009


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