Disabled persons in India face a large number of barriers in access to various facilities, both public and private. Problems in access are not limited to just the physical / built environment, but also to other facilities such as transport (road, rail and air transport facilities) and information (such as written/spoken material and information on computers / Internet.) This causes an impediment to the progress of disabled persons and their integration into the social mainstream. Disabled persons’ organizations have filed cases in the courts seeking directions to those responsible to take steps and measures to mitigate the challenges in access faced by disabled persons.

 

 

E-bulletins in Access and Disability Law

 

2020:

Accessibility, with reduced human assistance, in modern times

 

2019:

Supreme Court takes first steps to make itself accessible

How the Disability Act makes Courts accessible

 

2018:

SC monitors implementation of its judgment on accessibility

 

2017:

SC directs accessibility for disabled persons in public places and colleges, universities

Accessibility in higher education: The new Disability Act

In Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India, Supreme Court to hear arguments on Accessible India Campaign

 

2016:

Supreme Court directs important step forward in accessibility for persons with disabilities

Apex Court hearing matter on accessibility for disabled persons in public infrastructure