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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 »

Being Prepared

Always be on the lookout;
Look directly at the boarding passengers,
greet them,
Listen carefully if they start to talk from outside the bus,
Be aware of passengers having difficulties boarding,
Look directly at their faces,
Note signs of stress, Allow time
Reassure hesitant passengers Read more »

Myths And Realities about People with Disabilities

Equal opportunity means that everyone should be treated the same – so students with disabilities are not entitled to support services.

Equal opportunity means all people should be treated in a way that enables them to achieve their potential. Provision of support services assists students with such tasks as reading and processing information, conducting library research, preparing assignments, photocopying and performing manual procedures.

2.Myth: Read more »

Why should you think about access ?

There are many reasons why you should think about access and how you plan to meet the
requirements of people with disabilities:
• There are around 60 million people with disabilities in India representing a considerable
proportion of your potential audience or customers. 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 »