Accessibility November 7, 2017
4 parks in Delhi to get equipment so disabled kids can play
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to make parks in its area inclusive so disabled kids can play.
It plans to set up customised playground equipment in its parks for the disabled. Two customised swings will be set up in each of the four parks under its area.
A merry-go-round and a seesaw, with belts to lock the wheelchairs safely, will be installed at four parks in Sadiq Nagar, Green Park, Madhav Park and Dwarka.
In the past, efforts have been made to beautify community parks and develop kids’ corners but children with special needs were not considered. In August, some residents approached the area Councillor and demanded play equipment for the disabled.
The project will be first of its kind in which swings, seesaws and merry-go-rounds will be installed. The initial designs have been finalised and the project will be implemented in the next three months. The inputs of disabled kids will be taken for better implementation.
Disability rights activists have welcomed the move. They say the initiative will open the mind of people and increase acceptance.
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