Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) has formulated the Accessible India Campaign i.e Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan.
It is a nation-wide campaign for achieving universal accessibility for PwDs.
It aims to enable persons with disabilities to gain universal access, equal opportunity for development, independent living and participation in an inclusive society in all aspects of life.
It is in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to which India is a signatory.
The campaign targets three separate verticals for achieving universal accessibility namely the built up environment, transportation eco-system and information & c ommunication eco-system.
DEPwD is collaborating with Ministry of Home, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Ministry of Tourism for this.
Targets under the campaign – Envisages making all railway stations of A1, A & B categories and the international airports fully accessible to the disabled.
Conducts accessibility audit of all the international airports, domestic airports, major railway stations.
Seeks to convert at least 10% of government owned public transport carriers in the country fully accessible carriers for disabled persons by March 2018.
At least 50% of all public documents by the Central and State Governments to meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities by March 2018