Social /Physical distancing is the new normal. Organizations are taking some short and long term measures – infrastructural , technological and policy based – to ensure safety and well being of their employees and customers. There have been reports of instances of some arbitrary changes at workplaces and other public places which are sometimes insensitiveRead more about Universal design recommendations for the post-Covid workplace environment[…]
Many people use the words accessibility, reasonable accommodation and universal design interchangeably. These are different terms and have specific meaning and application. I will try and explain this in a layman’s language in this blog. Accessibility Accessibility enables people with disabilities to reach and utilise a product or a service or information. For example, constructionRead more about Difference between accessibility, accommodation and universal design[…]
In our experience working with many organisations, people with disabilities are asked not to participate in mock emergency drills or they are asked to evacuate the building using the lift before the start of the mock drill. There are many other reasons why people with disabilities get kept out during the drills – inaccessible warningRead more about Making emergency preparedness inclusive for people with disabilities[…]
Shabnam has found her dream apartment: a swank new studio unit that’s yet to be built, set amidst pristine gardens on the outskirts of our ever-growing metropolis. The location is perfect—an hour closer to her office! Shabnam is thirty-two and independent, so the 1 BHK is just the right size for her. Plus, with those two extra hours saved from her commute every day, she can finally get back to pursuing her vocal music passion and her ‘riyaaz’, which she’d lost long ago in the traffic hustle. So, starry-eyed, Shabnam books an appointment and takes a cab to meet the builder at the site.