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We are not disabled anymore, it’s time to go outdoors.

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ReachAble is known for its unique disabled friendly tour programs from its inception. From a Reachable perspective, these programs are capable enough to convey a message to the public that, there are people existing and it’s time to change our attitude towards disability and the disabled. Read more »

Seeing is believing! Act now to be a part of an inclusive nation

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Inclusion starts from home, in building an inclusive society. It’s important to advocate populations with respect to its diversity and their needs. Read more »

The universal design

Table tennis
The universal design is the process wherein, designing products so that they are flexible enough that they can be directly used (without requiring any assistive technologies or they are compatible with the assistive technologies) by people with the widest range of abilities and circumstances as is commercially practical given current materials, technologies, and knowledge. Read more »

Is this is the standard of Indianizing footpaths?

Do you think this photo represents some rural town somewhere? Then you are mistaken at its worst. And this is not that somewhere but, the coronary artery of Bengaluru, the Brigade road. Read more »

The abused, neglected and exploitated

Are we really bothered about our fellow beings!
Indian code for the Pedestrian Facilities 5- IRC 103-1988, recommends following norms: Footpath on both sides. Minimum width of 1.5m or 5ft on both sides. Dead width of 0.5m or 1.64 to 2ft and 1m or 3.28 to 3.5ft to be added to footpath along houses, buildings, trees, fences and commercial or shopping areas respectively. Footpath width to be increased in cases of bus stops and recreational areas.

Santa cause touring the town!

As a part of the ReachAble inclusion initiative, a Santa on wheel chair representing the differently able society of India against discrimination is traveling through various prime roads of Bangalore, spreading the message of disability awareness and importance of inclusive society. Persons with a disability in developing countries often face discrimination and stigma. They are more often excluded from many mainstream public services including basic mobility. Using “Santa clause on wheelchair” as a prop (with no reindeers to pull but supporting people behind to push forward) spreading the message of importance of having an “inclusive society “ with universal design strategies helping even the growing senior citizen population, children, ladies and even those pushing the prams with babies on the road Read more »

8 Benefits of an Inclusive Organization

1. Higher Job Satisfaction

WheelchairWhen you feel valued for your work and contributions, you’re going to be more satisfied with your job. Appreciation is an incredible motivator and doesn’t always mean giving away more money–it can be as simple as recognizing the individual for their hard work and dedication. Many companies do this well for their star executives, but what about for their star administrative assistants or technical gurus? Read more »

The Accessibility Quotient (AQ)

The Accessibility Quotient (AQ), a new measure for assisting authors and librarians in assessing and characterizing the degree of accessibility for a group of papers, is proposed and described. Read more »

Universal design- The seven principles

Principle 1: Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

1a. Provide the same means of use for all users: identical whenever possible; equivalent when not.
1b. Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users.
1c. Provisions for privacy, security, and safety should be equally available to all users. Read more »

Universal design for your kitchen

Kitchen for all
Unlike universal kitchens designed years ago, universal design today doesn’t mean boring design, but quite the opposite.

It is important to note that universal design practices are broader than that of barrier-free design, and are in fact universal. Almost without exception, features or flexibility added to a product to accommodate individuals with temporarily or permanently reduced abilities in some areas have proven to be beneficial to users in general. In many cases, more people without a disability will find features useful than the number of people in the original target audience. Read more »