Not a single disabled-friendly building in India, says countrywide audit
July 10, 2016
India's first accessibility check of buildings and public places has not found a single completely disabled-friendly building. This exposes just how poor facilities are for people with disabilities in the country.
The first phase of the audit was held across 31 cities as part of the PM's Accessible India campaign. It showed the pathetic state of toilets and other facilities for people with disabilities in public buildings, hospitals, railway stations and educational institutions.
Nearly all buildings had obstacles like drain covers or bad roads at the entrance. Almost 95% of the buildings did not have a toilet for people with disabilities.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Parasports April 23, 2019 'Playing golf gives me satisfaction, makes me happy' - My Take by Ankush Saha, para golfer
- Get-hooked April 23, 2019 Delhi-based Coloured Zebra uses theatre for holistic growth
- Get-hooked April 20, 2019 #AutismPower - Five takeaways from a run with Varun Sawant by Vineet Saraiwala
- Get-hooked April 21, 2019 Understanding Stimming
- Get-hooked April 23, 2019 Come, raise a toast to ability at the Sunshine Cafe in Mumbai
- Headlines April 22, 2019 Over 200 dead in Sri Lanka blasts
- Accessibility April 22, 2019 Disabled people in parts of Goa can look forward to wheelchair accessible transport on voting day
- Headlines April 23, 2019 Dhoni clocks highest ever IPL score
- Accessibility April 23, 2019 Chennai airport's new terminal to show a disabled-friendly, accessible face
- Accessibility April 17, 2019 Election Commission's PwD App has a welcome update for visually impaired voters
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News