Disability-friendly public buildings still a pipe dream

Accessibility for the disabled in prominent public buildings in the city ends at just the ramps. Several well-known public buildings in Bangalore are still not fully accessible to disabled people. This is despite the Accessible India Campaign being run since the last five years, with the primary goal of increasing the number of accessible government […]

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Most restaurants not accessible to the disabled

Bangalore was considered to be the most livable city in the country. However, people with disabilities like blindness, deafness, dwarfism, locomotor disability, etc. face challenges to access restaurants. Bengaluru: Restaurants don’t easily offer menus that are accessible to visually impaired, people with hearing impairments or locomotor disabilities which puts them at a disadvantage. In December […]

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No attention provided to Disabled Friendly Buses

Differently-abled commuters are unable to use BMTC and KSRTC buses. Buses do not have proper facilities for them. Ishika Dangayach The facilities provided by the government for the disabled people in Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) l like wheelchairs, ramps, reserved seats in buses, remain unused. The  differently-abled […]

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Prohibited Words are not Enough for Persons with Disabilities

The measure has been taken in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The use of the words “Disabled” in English and “Vikalang” in Hindi has been prohibited by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. This measure is taken […]

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