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TThis website is an initiative of Disability Rights Association Of Goa (DRAG) to share information about disability in Goa.

GGoa has 33,012 persons with disability as per Census 2011, out of which 17,016 are males and 15,996 are females. Out of the 33,012 persons with disability, 4,964 (15%) persons are with visual impairment, 5,347 (16%) persons are with hearing impairment, 5,578 (16%) persons are with mobility impairment, 1,817 (6%) persons are with intellectual impairment, 5,272 (16%) persons with speech impairment, 1,675 (5%) persons are with mentall illness impairment, 2,575 (8%) persons are with multiple disabilities and 5,784 (18%) are with any other disability like learning disability and autism. The Census 2011 states that there were 15,749 persons with disability in Goa. The total number of persons with disability in Goa as on 31st March, 2017 is estimated at 60,000 persons with disability with the introduction of the new Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016 which has increased the number of disabilities from 7 to 21.

Disability Rights Association of Goa is a registered charitable society recognized by the Directorate of Social Welfare, Government Of Goa. It was started in October 2003 by persons with disability with the main objective of bringing persons with disability into the mainstream society. Its aims and objectives are:

• To advocate and lobby on the issues of persons with disability
• To create awareness on disability issues
• To share information with persons with disability
• To network with like minded organizations for the welfare of the persons with disability in Goa

It is a member of the Goa State Co-ordination Committee for the welfare of persons with disability. For its efforts, DRAG has won The Godfrey Phillips Bravery Award for the year 2004-05 for Exceptional Act of Social Courage and The Goa State Award 2007 for the Best NGO for the Welfare of the Disabled in Goa. It was nominated for the Navhind Times Viva Goa’s Goan Achievers Award for Best NGO for Social Empowerment for the year 2010.