Delhi fails to create level playing field for disabled

NEW DELHI: Delhi is not an easy place for differently-abled people — 82% of its public toilets and 73% of the drinking water facility in public buildings are not accessible to them. Nearly 30% of government buildings don’t have ramps for smooth movement of wheelchairs and 94% of the healthcare facilities are not designed for disabled-friendly access.
These are the findings of the access audit of 23 buildings in the capital conducted by Svayam Foundation, one of the auditors selected by the central government for its Accessible India campaign. The campaign was launched last year by the union social justice and empowerment ministry’s department of empowerment of persons with disabilities.

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