N.C.P.E.D.P. Access Unit
Opening up the world to people with disabilities
India has an estimated 70 million disabled people, most of them confined to their homes due to a complete lack of accessible infrastructure. Accessibility has been one of the most neglected issues in the disability sector in India – it is probably one of the crucial factors that can free up the potential of, and availability of opportunities for, disabled people.
NCPEDP’s Access Unit focusses on access-related issues and works towards:
View designers and architects who specialise in disability design.
How disabled friendly is our environment? N.C.P.E.D.P. conducts access audits on a regular basis to measure the accessibility of our environment.
• History of the disability audits • Audit of Delhi colleges • Conduct your own audit
Architecture and planning guidelines • Good practice guide
Visit our directory of assistive device manufacturers who cater to the requirements of hearing imapired, visually imapired or physically impaired persons.
Disability need not be a barrier to travel. If you have been bitten by the travel bug and want to get away from the hum drum, this section is a must for you. • Concessions and facilities
What the law says
The Disabilities Act lays down clear instruction for accessibility in transport facilities.
Professor Balaram of National Institute of Design on Universal Design and education
Issues and Trends
Read about the latest developments in the field of Access
• Universal Design • Travel industry wakes up to disability
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken special care to include the requirements of persons with disabilities in its design. Toilets, lifts, signages, Braille labels, all reflect an enlightened design approach.
• The Delhi Metro and the disabled person
Excise Duty on disabled-friendly cars reduced
Aids and appliances are like sensory organs for disabled people. They are important for their existence and functioning. It is an obligation of any welfare state to make assistive devices available to disabled people at affordable prices. Excise duties on disabled-friendly cars in a case in point.
Disabled persons too want to vote
Lack of sensitivity by the Election Commission towards disabled persons and the impediments that disabled people face at polling booths has disappointed this sector.
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Delhi to have a disabled-friendly bus system soon
Delhi government has decided to build a High Capacity Bus System (H.C.B.S.) corridor to enable 30 low-floored, barrier-free buses ply in the city.
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