India, which is way behind the West when it comes to making public spaces accessible to people with disabilities, is trying to make a big push to make public spaces friendlier to them.
The country is going to get tough on ill treatment of people with disabilities. As it expands the scope of the definition to include intellectually challenged and the victims of acid attacks, the Centre will be finalising the rules under the recently enacted law to enhance the quality of life of people with various disabilities. “There will be stringent punishment and fines for violating the provisions,” Navreet Kang, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, said.
Source : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/efforts-on-to-make-more-public-spaces-disabledfriendly/article9717079.ece