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An Inclusive Ramp Design for wheel chairs

Measuring the Height of the Steps;

1.Using a ruler or yardstick, starting at the bottom, measure the vertical distance from the floor to the top of the first step. Then measure the vertical distance from the top of the step to the top of the next step. Add all the dimensions together to get the total height. Read more »

Wheel chair- Use the perfect way

A wheelchair is used to provide functional mobility for individuals who find it difficult to walk, or cannot walk. The wheelchair may be self-propelled or pushed by a caregiver.

• Always use your seat positioning strap, if available.
• Do not sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless the wheelchair is fully open and brakes are on.
• Do not lean forward out of the wheelchair any further than the length of the armrests. When leaning forward, ensure that the wheel casters are

pointing forward. Read more »

Behind The Scenes - Wheelchair Freestyle - YouTube



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Shaji Mathew's insight:
Be alive

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Universal design Princples

Definition
The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible,without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

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

GUIDELINES

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

Making libraries disabled friendly

Inclusive Libraries - A step towards making libraries disabled friendly

The need to access libraries is not one that we need to contend. Libraries provide us with a vast resource of knowledge whereby a person can access books, periodicals, newspapers, journals, etc. Today with the advent of digital libraries, collections are stored in digital formats and accessible by computers, also.

Persons with disabilities should also have access to both that is physical libraries as well as digital libraries.

Libraries are also a point of access whereby resources can be pooled and used by a large cross-section of the society. Therefore, making libraries inclusive is important for the growth of India’s population. Read more »

Disability Equality Training

Traditionally there have been two main types of training:
1) Disability Awareness Training
2) Disability Equality Training

1. Disability Awareness Training aims to specifically provide information or raise participant awareness of disability issues without necessarily leading to any action or behaviour change on the part of the individual or organisation. Read more »

Inclusion

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Increasing awareness among New Generation

Have you ever seen a group of children mocking the way a person with a disability walks? Have you ever overheard a child call a person with a disability a disparaging name? When children don’t understand why a person is different, they often make fun of him or her.
It is important for people to understand that people with disabilities are more alike than different. For children, this is especially important because attitudes develop during childhood by watching and listening to peers, teachers and family. Schools, clubs and youth groups are ideal places to increase knowledge about people with disabilities and to foster positive attitudes about them. Read more »

The Indian passage from youth to adulthood!


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. It is known as one of the biggest and busiest shopping areas in south India. The place has retail outlets of many International brands. It has also been famous as one of the prominent New Year celebration hub of the city for years. Read more »

Team Hoyt New England's fastest members hope for Boston Marathon run - Worcester Telegram



Team Hoyt New England's fastest members hope for Boston Marathon run
Worcester Telegram
Team "In the Nick of Time," currently the fastest members of Team Hoyt New England, came together at a time when Mr.

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