On the eve of International Day of Disabled Persons 2017, the Telangana government made an exciting announcement that the world’s first dedicated IT park for people with disabilities will be launching in Hyderabad. The park, which will have facilities for training, residential quarters and delivery centers for domestic and international clients, will create jobs for 2,000 people with disabilities over the next five years by providing them the requisite training and jobs. The park will be developed in phases over the next two years and the department for welfare of disabled and senior citizens will offer aids and appliances like tricycles, motorized vehicles, wheelchairs, calipers, artificial limbs, crutches, hearing aids, laptops, mp3 players and braille books to 12,000 disabled persons, the Telangana government said. Around 2,000 children with disabilities within grades 1 through 10 will be sanctioned pre-matric scholarships and 500 other adults with disabilities will be covered economically for setting up self-employment units. The IT park will bring many new opportunities for the disabled community and hopefully more of these parks can be built across the globe.