Accessible India Campaign
The persons with Disabilities Act was passed in 1995, but 20 years down the line, we are yet to see a fully accessible and safe pedestrian environment on Indian roads. Uneven paths, stairs, inadequate spacing of bollards, narrow passages etc. are barriers for those with disability. 15% of India’s population have some form of disability and full inclusion and equal participation of persons with disabilities is absolutely necessary. A disabled person should be able to commute between home, market, work place and other destinations conveniently and safely. The more they are able to access physical facilities, the more they will be part of the social environment.
Accessible India Campaign is the nationwide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for all citizens including persons with disabilities. The aim of the campaign is to make 100 buildings fully accessible, to the disabled, in every capital city by 2016.