Goa's special wheelchair-accessible holiday kicks off
August 1, 2016
A number of persons with disabilities gathered in Goa's capital Panaji on Saturday to welcome 25-year-old graphic designer, Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta from Andhra Pradesh on his first-of-its-kind wheelchair accessible holiday.
The initiative was organized by Umoja, an online travel portal for persons with disabilities.
Dasgupta, who has brittle bone disease, was able to travel to Goa after winning Umoja's Wheelchair Wanderlust competition.
Umoja's CEO Yeshwant Holkar says the company has identified around 35 places including restaurants and tourist spots in the state which are accessible to persons with disabilities. The first wheelchair accessible taxi in the state 'Freedom Cab' will be unveiled on 15 August.
Watch in Sign Language
Read more on Newz Hook
- Headlines June 14, 2019 PM Modi tells ministers to get to work on time
- Parasports June 13, 2019 Shekhar Naik Foundation gives hope to aspiring blind cricketers
- Headlines June 12, 2019 Kerala cops, Interpol join hands to fight child abuse
- Get-hooked June 17, 2019 Does parenting change with changing eyesight? - Guest column by Vineet Saraiwala
- Headlines June 13, 2019 Gujarat on high alert for cyclone
- Events June 17, 2019 Indian Freedom Struggle through a musical play
- Get-hooked June 18, 2019 Celebrate Autism Pride Day, every day
- Accessibility June 17, 2019 New foldable ramp at Chennai buses get mixed response
- Headlines June 15, 2019 Bengal doctors' protest spreads to other cities
- Employment June 17, 2019 SAI Bakery offers adults with developmental disabilities space to bond & learn
Want to feature your inspiring story or share an event with the disabled community? Write to:
Newz Hook - Accessible News