Top 5 Accessibility Initiatives in India - 2017
Accessibility to travel, education and leisure was in the headlines at
several points through 2017. Many encouraging initiatives were seen and these
made it to our list of Top 5 stories of the year.
The Election Commission took some steps to make voting
booths accessible, and the impact was seen in various elections, including
Gujarat and Himachal
Metro The Metro systems in various cities like
Kochi and Hyderabad improved the travel experience for people
with various disabilities.
Airports Major airports underwent accessibility checks.
New Delhi's international airport also became
friendly for travellers with autism.
Beaches From Chennai to Goa, there was a strong ground level campaign to make
Education The Supreme
Court and high court of Bombay Bombay and Delhi, passed important orders enabling the disabled
to equal access to education, be it at the school or college levels.
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