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India: CBR of PwD and Accessibility

India: CBR of PwD and Accessibility

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Published by Vaishnavi Jayakumar

The major Barriers to Access for People With Disabilities in India are :

Attitudinal Barriers - Family/ Community
Physical Barriers – in the internal and external environment
Availability of Information/ Communication in accessible formats
Institutional Barriers – E.g. Rules/ Practices of educational/ financial institutions, barriers in accessing social security schemes such as Employment Guarantee/ Poverty alleviation Programmes

Making use of the Laws/ Policies/ Guidelines :

CPWD “Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier-Free Built Environment” in1998
Persons with Disabilities Act 1996
Chapter VIII, (sections 44 to 46) - Non-discrimination - transport/ environment - within economic capacity
National Building Code (NBC 2005)
Bureau of Indian Standards - for all construction
Annex D – Clause 12.21 – Special Requirements for Planning of Public Buildings Meant for use of Physically Challenged
11th Five Year Plan (2007-12)
3% Annual Outlay of all Dept./ Ministries for PWDs
Setting up - ‘National Institute of Universal Design’
Amending building bye-laws across the country
India – Signing and Ratifying UNCRPD (Article 9 – Accessibility of CRPD - Living Independently and Being Included in the Community)


Highlight of this presentation :

This presentation focuses on
Highlights some of the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in rural areas
Practices/ strategies adopted by CBR programmes in catalyzing change



The major Barriers to Access for People With Disabilities in India are :

Attitudinal Barriers - Family/ Community
Physical Barriers – in the internal and external environment
Availability of Information/ Communication in accessible formats
Institutional Barriers – E.g. Rules/ Practices of educational/ financial institutions, barriers in accessing social security schemes such as Employment Guarantee/ Poverty alleviation Programmes

Making use of the Laws/ Policies/ Guidelines :

CPWD “Guidelines and Space Standards for Barrier-Free Built Environment” in1998
Persons with Disabilities Act 1996
Chapter VIII, (sections 44 to 46) - Non-discrimination - transport/ environment - within economic capacity
National Building Code (NBC 2005)
Bureau of Indian Standards - for all construction
Annex D – Clause 12.21 – Special Requirements for Planning of Public Buildings Meant for use of Physically Challenged
11th Five Year Plan (2007-12)
3% Annual Outlay of all Dept./ Ministries for PWDs
Setting up - ‘National Institute of Universal Design’
Amending building bye-laws across the country
India – Signing and Ratifying UNCRPD (Article 9 – Accessibility of CRPD - Living Independently and Being Included in the Community)


Highlight of this presentation :

This presentation focuses on
Highlights some of the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in rural areas
Practices/ strategies adopted by CBR programmes in catalyzing change


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Published by: Vaishnavi Jayakumar on Jun 21, 2012
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Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) andAccessibility
C. MaheshCBR Forum
 
1st Asia-Pacific CBR Congress, Bangkok Feb 19, 2009 Session B2: 15.30-17.00 
 
CBR and Accessibility
This presentation is based on the work ofCBR Forum and our partner NGOsHowever, this presentation may not coverall aspects of access
 
Highlight of this presentation
This presentation focuses on
Article 9 –Accessibility of CRPD -LivingIndependently and Being Included inthe Community
Highlights some of the barriers faced bypersons with disabilities in rural areasPractices/ strategies adopted by CBRprogrammesin catalyzing change

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