Mobile app provides support for persons with disabilities
A mobile app which will provide information and support for persons with disabilities was launched by Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot in New Delhi. The app, ‘Divyang Sarathi’, will provide easy access to information about scholarships, and institutional support systems. An official statement said that ‘This mobile application aims at providing all relevant information pertaining to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) including its various acts, rules, regulations, schemes, employment opportunities and the disability market in an accessible format’. Information, including audio notes, will be available in Hindi and English. The mobile application is compliant with the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and addresses the needs of 2.2 percent of the population in India.