An architect’s initiative to make art accessible for the visually impaired



Siddhant secured a post-graduate diploma in Indian arts and aesthetics from Gyan Prabha. A Stavros Niarchos scholar, he completed an MA in Heritage Management from the University of Kent, Greece campus. It was Greece that changed things for Siddhant as he saw how accessible the museums were. These boasted of disabled-friendly galleries, and the visually impaired were able to visit museums as well.
He and his friends won a competition hosted by UNESCO and Archaeological Survey of India to make world heritage sites accessible to the differently abled. Of his mother, he says, “She became partially sighted 10 years ago, but her zeal and efforts to live normally have been my biggest motivation. I think of her as my benchmark.”

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