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 Pradesh .

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 beaches accessible.

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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