NextBillion – Tapping the Potential of the World’s Largest Minority

Hetal ShethDisability, Projects

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NexThought Monday – Tapping the Potential of the World’s Largest Minority: Two keys to boosting employment for 70 million disabled people in India
By Rebecca Baylor

An EnAble India instructor, left, teaching Indian sign language to an intern. Photos by Bhavani Govindan, courtesy of EnAble India
Editor’s note: Hetal Sheth, co-founder of SoPact and founder of Ektta, also contributed to this article.

People with disabilities (PWD) make up the world’s largest minority group. India alone is home to around 70 million PWDs, the majority of whom remain on the sideline of the economy.
Despite the gravity of the situation, the pulse of PWD employment is alive and quickening in India.

keys to boosting employment for 70 million disabled people in IndiaRebecca Baylor