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Last Updated: 11-08-2017 13:21
In recent years, there has been a remarkable change in approach to ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy the same standards of equality, rights and dignity with the rest.
In pursuance to the Person with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full participation) Act, 1995 and to make built environment fully accessible, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India has published the ‘Harmonized Guidelines and Space Standards on Barrier Free Built Environment for Persons with Disability and Elderly Persons, 2016.
These guidelines have been framed to guide design of spaces to ensure equitable, easy access to persons with disabilities. And these guidelines will apply to all public buildings in India, including the buildings where access is open to general public.