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

We support ReachAble, Do you?
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 »

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.

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 »

During an emergency evacuation-Assisting a person in a wheel chair

Bumping on a series of steps;
In situations where the wheelchair user must be carried up or down a flight of steps, it is necessary to have a minimum of two persons assisting. Four persons may be needed in the case of a heavy adult. The strongest person(s) should be placed at the back of the chair. If an assisting person has a medical condition that prohibits lifting, it is advisable to enlist the assistance of a different volunteer. Read more »

Wheelchair safety and etiquette

If you don’t already know someone who uses a wheelchair, chances are that at some stage during your life, you will meet and possibly have to assist someone who does. But what should or shouldn’t you do when meeting someone in a wheelchair? what are the safe ways to man-oeuvre a wheelchair in different situations? Read more »

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 »

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 »