To ensure accessible infrastructure in order to empower disabled people. To provide them with education & employment.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
70 million disabled people in India cannot step out of their homes because of an inaccessible physical infrastructure and transport system, thus reducing them to an "Invisible minority." They are completely dependent on their families for sustenance and are a burden on society. Accessible infrastructure will empower disabled people by helping to bring them education, employment, and dignity. In spite of the legislation, no serious work has been done to make cities and transport accessible.
How will this project solve this problem?
Working with key policy-makers, sensitizing them, undertaking research to generate data, advocating & lobbying for appropriate policies, forming partnerships to design accessible infrastructure, and constantly monitoring the status of accessibility.
Potential Long Term Impact
The outcome will be greater access in the tranport system by building infrastructure and a means of communication (signage system) in public places.
Total Funding Received to Date: $940
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $940 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $32,208.