Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Side Wheel Attachment Help Handicap To Drive Bike

A physical handicap does not need to get in the way of your love of the open road. Manish Steel Works develops the motorcycle equipment necessary to easily ride bikes regardless of upper or lower-body inabilities.

Manish Steel Works has been building products to compensate for the physical handicaps of motorcycle enthusiasts since the 1975. Our two main products are the Side Wheel Attachment and Fix Side Wheel Attachment, both of which are revolutionizing the road for disabled motorcyclists.

The Side Wheel Attachment or Three wheeler for handicapped is our product, designed for use with bikes meant for the open road or the racetrack. Instead of shifting with a foot, a rider can drive easily their bike on road using his or her hand. This piece of equipment has been tested at well-known motorcycle tracks.

Manish Steel Works also offers other modified equipment:

Manish Steel Works provides assembly and installation for all of our products at our facilities in Indore. We conduct free consultations for all prospective customers to see how we can fulfill your specific needs.

We manufacture our products to fit the widest array of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles possible.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Facilities For Disabilities In India Under Disability Act of 1995

India's Disability Act of 1995 provides various facilities for both children and adults with disabilities in India.

Under the Disabilities Act of India, children with disabilities have the right to free education until they reach the age of eighteen in schools that are integrated, or in ‘special,’ schools. Children with disabilities have the right to appropriate transportation, removal of architectural barriers, as well as the restructuring of curriculum and modifications in the examination system. Scholarships, uniforms, books, and teaching materials are all provided to children with disabilities for free in India.

Children with disabilities in India have access to special schools that are equipped with vocational training facilities, and non-formal education. India provides training institutions for teachers in order to establish manpower. Parents of children with disabilities in the nation can move to an appropriate court for the redress of grievances in regards to their children with disabilities; Mobility Products for Handicapped.

Parents of children with disabilities in India are required to obtain a, 'disability certificate,' in order to access the facilities mentioned above; they can obtain this certificate from their nearest government hospital, where an Identity Card from the, 'Office of the Commissioner for Disabilities,' will issue it. People in rural areas can obtain this Identity Card from their Block Development Officer’s Office (BDO).

Recent Disability Figures in India:

  • At least 1.2 million people with disabilities in India are living in households consisting only of people with disability.
  • While the total people with disabilities increased by just over 22 per cent over a decade, from almost 22 million in the Census 2001 to 26.8 million in 2011, the number of people with disabilities living on their own has nearly doubled, jumping by 84 per cent in the same period.
  • About 6.3 lakh people with disabilities lived alone in single member households and 2.7 lakh two-member households had two disabled people each (about 5.5 lakh in all) staying on their own in households without any non-disabled person.
  • Among the larger states, Jammu & Kashmir has the highest proportion of households with at least one person with disability, over 12 per cent, followed by Odisha with 10 per cent of such households.
  • Interestingly, in Delhi and Tamil Nadu, which have strong disability rights movements compared to other states, only 5 per cent of households were identified as having one or more people with disabilities. These movements have consistently maintained that official data is underestimating the actual number of people with disabilities in India.
  • In the 2011 census, 92 per cent of the nearly 25 crore households in the country had no people with disabilities. Over two crore households had one or more people with disabilities. Almost 71 per cent of these households (1.46 crore) were in rural areas while the remaining 60.5 lakh-plus households were in urban areas.
  • There was a fall in the proportion of households with one or more people with disabilities from about 10 per cent in 2001 to just 8 per cent in 2011, though the absolute number of such households has gone up by over 20 lakh or 2 million.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Equality for all cyclists: The social justice case for mass cycling

Do busy roads put off cyclists with disabilities, women or older people? And if so, could local authorities be made to improve cycle infrastructure under equality legislation?

It’s fair to say that, for all the government promises of a “cycling revolution”, not a vast amount has happened in recent years to improve the lot of cyclists on Indian roads. Campaigns, pestering MPs, direct action – nothing seems to have worked.

So how about just taking legal action under equalities legislation, forcing local authorities to provide proper cycle infrastructure?

OK, it’s probably not going to happen soon, even if you could find somebody rich and patient enough to fund a fairly speculative test case.

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But the idea, is nonetheless fascinating as it highlights one of the lesser-aired arguments for a more cycle- and walking-friendly world: the issue of social justice.

Numerous other studies on “environmental inequality” have noted that poorer people, who own the fewest cars, often live by the busiest roads.

An extension to this is the idea that the forms of transport arguably most accessible to all income groups – walking and cycling – are the ones least catered for by public infrastructure.

Writing on the issue, these inequalities also take in, while in countries like the Netherlands about as many women as men get about by bike, in England a fairly macho cycling culture, which often necessitates mixing it with fast-moving cars, partly explains why little more than a quarter of bike commuters are female.

This is often an ignored area, but the statistics show that 5.1% of cycle commuters in India are people whose day-to-day activities are limited in some way – that is to say they have some form of disability. While this isn’t much below the total proportion of commuters with disabilities, at 6.8%, there is a huge variation between areas for bike commuting among those with disabilities, ranging from 0.2% to 25.9%.

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas From Typist Who Is Wheelchair Fencing Champion

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When Chandrakumar B sold vegetables in a Wheelchair in Purusawalkam market, he never dreamed that 10 years later he would travel to Hungary, China, Bangkok and France as a sportsman. Today, as a four-time national wheelchair fencing champion, he has lived out the dream.

The 40-year-old physics graduate and typist with Corporation of Chennai says everyday life is not very different from competing in a fencing suit. Chandrakumar, who won a gold medal at the 7th national championships held in Chhattisgarh earlier this month, was affected by polio when he was 2 years old and has a 65% disability in the left leg. He uses a wheelchair only while taking part in the sport.

He registered with the employment board in 1988 and had to wait for 20 years to get a call for a job. "I was getting older and had resigned myself to never getting a job,". He got a call in 2008 and joined the civil supplies and consumer protection department in Ezhilagam.

That was a lucky year, one in which a childhood friend, Venkatesh, introduced him to fencing. "Venkatesh is disabled too and we used compete in shotput and discus throwing as children," Chandrakumar said. "I took part in a training programme the Paralympic Association of Tamil Nadu conducted at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. I initially thought it was just fun, poking around. But when I learnt technique and developed skills in the sport, I started to perform well, and I was hooked," he said.

Chandrakumar chose the epee over the two other fencing weapons, the foil and sabre, despite it being heavier than both because it allows for slower combat tempo and sudden bursts of speed.

Bangalore-based sports psychologist Shree Advani said fencing is a dangerous combat sport regardless of whether a competitor is on his feet or in a wheelchair. "It is all about outsmarting and overpowering your opponent, which Chandrakumar possibly finds easy because he has mastered difficulties in the past," he said.
Chandrakumar's struggles are similar to those other people with disability face, but he attributes his success to meeting the right people. With support from corporates and Rotary Club and money that his friends pooled, he made it to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports World Games, 2011, and bagged a bronze - just three years after he took up the sport.

Chandrakumar, an advocate for the rights of the disabled, helped establish the Tamil Nadu Differently-Abled Federation Charitable Trust. "Accessibility is a problem for the disabled, both at the workplace and in public," he said. "We are respected when we compete abroad but feel like castaways as soon as we land at an Indian airport."

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Tricycle Specially For Disabled People

Tricycles are mobility devices that can be custom built for individuals with disabilities that inhibit their ability to ride a typical bike or tricycle.  Some of these disabilities include, but are not limited to, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and visually impaired.  These tricycles offer a multitude of features that can benefit your child or youth, to allow them the joy of bike riding.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Specialist Tricycle Will Give Disabled Boy The Chance To Finally Play With His Friends

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Matthew Evans, who has Kabuki Syndrome, a condition which left him with a narrowing aorta in his heart, and weak muscle tone in his legs, was unable to walk until he was 3½-years-old. Although he can now walk by himself he can be unsteady on his feet. 
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As a result he's found it difficult to play outside with other children, often having to watch them from indoors.

Matthew's mum, Kathryn, explained that the tricycle has had an immediate impact on her sons quality of life: "He's taken to it so well. Until now the lack of power in his legs made him unable to pedal. But the new tricycle has been engineered to make pedalling that much easier, and now he pedals everywhere with a huge smile on his face."

The tricycle has a steering rod which enables Kathryn, along with dad Frank, to steer whilst Matthew puts in the leg work; further developing the muscle tone in is limbs.

Kathryn explained that it's not just about physical development: "Obviously, the more Matthew uses the tricycle the more strength he will develop in his legs, however, it's also making him a more confident boy. He's pushing himself to go faster and he's now much more involved with other children. He's competing against them, so the tricycle is improving him both physically and emotionally."
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Matthew's 4-year-old sister, Laura, is also benefiting from the tricycle as it allows the whole family to go out together. This has helped in further developing her relationship with her brother and he's even allowed her to have a go on his new tricycle: "Matthew has let her ride it a couple of times, in the garden, but she knows that it's his 'special' bike," said Kathryn.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

History Of Tricycle

A three-wheeled wheelchair was built in 1655 or 1680 by a disabled German man, Stephan Farffler, who wanted to be able to maintain his mobility. Since he was a watch-maker, he was able to create a vehicle that was powered by hand cranks.

In 1789, two French inventors developed a three wheeled vehicle, powered by pedals; They called it the tricycle.
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In 1818, British inventor Denis Johnson patented his approach to designing tricycles.[clarification needed] In 1876, James Starley developed the Coventry Lever Tricycle, which used two small wheels on the right side and a large drive wheel on the left side; power was supplied by hand levers. In 1877, Starley developed a new vehicle he called the Coventry Rotary, which was "one of the first rotary chain drive tricycles." Starley's inventions started a tricycling craze in Britain; by 1879, there were " twenty types of tricycles and multi-wheel cycles ... produced in Coventry, England, and by 1884, there were over 120 different models produced by 20 manufacturers." The first front steering tricycle was manufactured by The Leicester Safety Tricycle Company of Leicester, England in 1881 which was brought to the market in 1882 costing £18. They also developed a folding tricycle at the same time.Buy online Tricycle for handicapped at lowest price and cheap cost in India from wheelchair India online shopping store of Tricycle manufacturer, distributor, and supplier of variety of Tricycles at low price in India  for handicapped and disability product like  Disabled Tricycle  Deluxe Double Hand Drive, Tricycle Deluxe Single Hand Drive, Tricycle Standard Double Hand Drive, Tricycle Regular Single Hand Drive, Standard Single Hand Drive Tricycle,  along with that we offer huge discount.

Tricycles were used by riders who did not feel comfortable on the high wheeler s, such as women who wore long, flowing dresses. In the UK, upright tricycles are sometimes referred to as "barrows". Many trike enthusiasts ("trikes") in the UK belong to the Tricycle Association, formed in 1929. They participate in day rides, tours and time trials. Massed start racing of upright tricycles is limited to one or two criteriums such as in Bun-gay, Suffolk each year.

Human powered tricycles

A tricycle, often abbreviated to trike,is a three-wheeled vehicle, commonly human-powered.

Tricycles are used by children and adults alike for their stability versus a bicycle. In the United States and Canada, adult-sized tricycles are used by senior adults for recreation, shopping, and exercise. In Asia and Africa, tricycles called pedicabs are used to transport passengers; tricycles are also used to transport freight and make deliveries.

In the Philippines, a tricycle is a for hire, public utility vehicle consisting of a motorcycle and an attached passenger sidecar; it is not to be confused with the trisikad, an unmotorised, three-wheeled pedicabs also found in the country.

Human-powered trikes are powered by pedals or hand cranks. Motorized trikes can be powered by motorcycle engines, smaller automatic transmission scooter motors, or electric motors.
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

International Disability Day Schemes and Programmes

International day for persons with disabilities on 3rd December - Note on schemes for the welfare of persons with disabilities and concessions available to them.

The Government of India is committed for the realization of full participation, protection of rights, and equal opportunities to all including persons with disabilities. India is a country where most of the population lives in the rural areas and accessing the health and rehabilitation services has always been a challenge. In a Backgrounder issued yesterday, a brief summary of the major steps initiated by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in this direction were given.

Following is the Background Note on the legislative and Institutional framework along with the major schemes of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for the welfare of the People with Disabilities (PwDs). The Note also contains information on facilities and concessions available to PwDs under other central schemes which are being run by other Union Ministries.


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Legislative Framework:

There are four important legislations dealing on disabilities issues- The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, has laid the foundation of recognition of rights for Persons with Disabilities and has facilitated development of specific programmes for their education, rehabilitation, employment, non-discrimination and social security. The Rehabilitation Council of India Act, 1992 regulates and monitors training of rehabilitation professionals and personnel. The National Trust for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999, aims at enabling and empowering persons with disabilities to live independently as fully as possible in their community. Mental Health Act, 1987, address to the specific needs of persons with mental illness.

Institutional Framework:

The Government of India has set up the seven National Institutes with the objective to prepare human resources in the field of rehabilitation. These institutes are apex and autonomous bodies having tripartite functions of training, research and services in the field of disability rehabilitation. Besides, Six Composite Regional Centres and 199 District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRC) are functional and providing rehabilitation services across the country.

Other Institutions:

Rehabilitation Council of India was set up to regulates the training policies, programmes and standardizes training courses for professionals dealing with the persons with disabilities. At present, 73 long term / short term rehabilitation courses are in operation and have more than 50,000 registered rehabilitation professional in India.

National Trust is a body corporate, constituted with the objectives to enable and empower persons with disability to live independently and as fully as possible within and as close to their community.


National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) was set up on 24th January 1997 with an objective to promote economic development activities and self-employment ventures for the benefit of persons with disability.

Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities:

The Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities set up under Section 57 of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 and is mandated to take steps to safeguard the rights and facilities to the persons with disabilities. In the year 2009-10, 931 cases were registered with the CCPD and 1071 cases including backlog cases were disposed of. During the last three years from 2007-08 to 2009-10, 11,254 grievances were taken up by the Office of Chief Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities with various authorities. Out of them, 7532 grievances were handled in the Mobile Courts and 3722 complaints were received or were taken up suo motu at the office of CCPD. Similarly State Commissioners are also appointed under Section 60 (1) of the PwD Act, 1995 to perform a similar function in the States.

Schemes and Programmes under the Ministry

Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) is a Central Scheme that includes projects for providing education and vocational training and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. During 2009-10, Rs 61.56 crore were released to support 445 NGOs covering 1.13 lakh beneficiaries. In the current year the total allocation is Rs. 120 crore.

Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/ Appliances (ADIP) Scheme provides grant in aid to various implementing agencies (NGOs/NIs/District Disability Rehabilitation Centres/ALIMCO/ State Handicapped Development Corporation/other local bodies) to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. During 2009-10 an amount of Rs 67.35 crores have been released to support 66 NGOs.

Scheme for Implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act (SIPDA) : Under SIPDA, the financial assistance is being given to State Government/ Union Territories, Universities/ Institutes/ Organizations set up and supported by Central/ State Governments for various activities relating to or arising out of implementation of PwD Act especially for creating barrier free environment in Universities, Institutes, Public buildings, State Government Secretariat, etc. During 2009-10 an amount of Rs 10.84 crores have been released and Rs 100 crores has been allocated for the year 2010-11.

Incentive to employers in private sector : Under this Scheme, the Government of India provides the employer’s contribution for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) for 3 years, for persons with disabilities employed in the private sector on or after 01.04.2008, with a monthly salary upto Rs.25,000.

As on 31.03.2010, 158 and 307 persons have been covered by EPFO and ESIC respectively under the scheme.

Scholarship Scheme:

The National Handicapped Welfare Fund, subsequently renamed as National Fund for People with Disabilities (National Fund) was established in 1983 under the Charitable Endowment Act, 1890. Presently, the National Fund is implementing a scholarship scheme for students with disabilities out of interest income generated by a corpus of funds invested in banks and other financial securities. This scheme has been implemented since the academic year 2002-03.

The 500 new scholarships to be awarded each year are equally distributed (125 each) for the four major categories of disabilities viz. (i) Orthopedic (ii) Visual (iii) Hearing and (iv) Others. Further, 40% of the scholarships in each category are reserved for girls.

During the financial year 2009-10, 284 new Scholarships have been sanctioned besides releasing Scholarship to 153 students for the previous year.


The PwD Act provides for reservation of at least 3% of vacancies for persons with disabilities in Government Establishments.

The action taken is monitored by Department of Personnel & Training and a Special Recruitment Drive has also been undertaken to fill up the backlog vacancies.

A scheme of Incentives to Employers in the Private Sector for providing Employment to the Persons with Disabilities has been launched with effect from 1.4.2008.

Wage employment and Self employment Schemes of the Government of India make special provisions for the increased coverage of persons with disabilities.

Disability Pension:

Under Indira Gandhi National Disability Pension Scheme (IGNDPS), pension is provided to BPL person in the age group of 18-64 with severe or multiple disability. The rate of Central assistance under IGNDPS is Rs. 200/- per month per beneficiary. State Governments have been urged to contribute at least Rs. 200/- from their end. 15 lakh beneficiaries are estimated to be covered under IGNDPS.

Health Care:

Several programmes have been launched with a view to provide health care and preventive measures for persons with disabilities such as National Programme for Control of Blindness, National Leprosy Control Programme, Urban Leprosy Control Programme, National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness, National Mental Programme, and National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme.

Non-Government Organizations are also supported for undertaking programmes on early intervention and early detection of disabilities.

Scheme of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)

The scheme was introduced during 2009-10. It aims at well being of children in difficult circumstances and reduction of their vulnerability to abusive and exploitative situations by establishing statutory support and service delivery structures throughout the country. The Scheme also provides for setting up of 'special services for children with special needs' in Children's Homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS and substance abuse as well mentally or physically challenged children who are in need of long term care.


Various concessions and facilities to persons with disabilities which include concessions in rail travel for different categories of persons with disabilities including travel with accompany, separate reservation counter, barrier free features in the railway stations, specially designed coaches in several trains etc.

Ministry of Civil Aviation also provides facilities like wheelchairs, Ambulift at some airports, reserved parking in major airports, special adapted toilets etc. Further Indian Air Carrier offers concession of 50% in economic class to passengers with locomotor disabilities. Similar concession is also provided to blind persons. Guidelines have been issued to all airlines to address to various special needs of person with disabilities.

Assistance is provided to various sports Organizations for National and International Tournaments for persons with disabilities, participation of disabled and intellectually challenged sports persons in sports competitions abroad, procurement of sports equipments etc. Grants are provided to schools including special schools for engagement of coaches and purchase of sports of sports equipments etc. under a new Scheme, Scheme of Sports and Games for the Disabled. Scheme of Pension to meritorious sports persons also cover the medal winners in Paralympic Games.

Medical Electronics & Telemedicine Division of Ministry of Communication and IT have undertaken various projects like Re-design and fabrication of Motor Wheel Chair, Computational Analysis of speech impairment, Development of High Speed Inter-point Braille Embosser, Establishment of E-Learning and E-classroom system for Visually impaired, Design & Development of Cost- Effective Bio-Signals Controlled Prosthetic Hand, etc. for the benefit persons with disabilities.