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Disability Legislative Unit

"Nothing about us, without us"

We  proactively respond to the present needs of the disability movement. This unit is run by persons with disabilities. Our dream is that if disability is included in all aspects of mainstream life, there would be no need for advocacy.

Disability and the Law

The disability movement has undergone a paradigm shift from the medical model to the human rights model. India has ratified the United Nations Convention for Persons with  Disabilities in 2007. However in actual practice, services are being provided for, with little or no  consultation with Persons with Disabilities. The demand for this change of approach can be brought about only by the stakeholders themselves. We believe in the capacity of persons with disabilities. Ever since its inception in 1985 the organization has developed programs in response to the needs  and evolving disability movement.

While working on aspects of access and inclusion we felt that there was a need for awareness and advocacy at every stage. Initially we had formed an advocacy group,  in September 2003, the Disability Legislation Unit (DLU) was started in collaboration with NCPEDP -National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People  with focus areas being access, awareness, education, employment and legislation.  

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We Work Towards

Free Legal Aid

We run a free Legal Aid cell in partnership with the Tamil Nadu State Legal Authority on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s between 2 to 4.30 pm. We work on cases of employment, property, and also social change.

You can reach us at dlu@vidyasagar.co.in for free legal services for persons with disabilities

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Discussion on Exploitation of Person with Psychosocial Disability with Registrar_ District
Discussion on Exploitation of Person with Psychosocial Disability with Registrar/ District Judge Appellate Authority Thiru N. Muralidharan.
At the Chennai Collector's Office- Regarding a guardianship case
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