Ahsaas: Accessible India still a dream

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Jaipur: More than 26 million people with disability living in India face lot of troubles as most of them are deprived of basic facilities and services. In the wake of ‘Accessible India Campaign’ , high hopes for change garnered, Govt claims to have made changes and reforms for PWDS but ground reality is different.

Public Places are not accessible

Easy mobility and accessibility to public places and govt buildings is still a dream. They can’t reach out or express their issues to the officials as lack of Communicators and Interpreters create another hurdle. Moreover, ramps, toilets, wheelchairs, guides, Braille symbols and auditory signals as per norms are also not available at most of the places.

Education in Dilemma

No concrete steps have been taken for the higher education of these children. There is just one school in the whole state which offers education till intermediate and after that there is no scope for further studies.

Information out of reach

State govt has implemented several schemes for PWDs but there is lack of communication channel. The people who should be benefited are not even aware of the schemes.

No Digital India for PWDs

The websites of govt depts such as education, health, transportation etc are not accessible. In fact the website made for the dept concerning disability is far from their reach. Soft wares required to read these website are not available to them.

Plight of MR Homes

There are 32 homes for MR kids which are run by NGOs with the help of govt aid. The number of children living in these homes are 1200 to 1300. A recent audit revealed the plight of these homes. Govt spend millions on these homes despite the children are not getting facilities as per the guidelines of National Trust of India.

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