India Makes History by Bringing Universal Design to Historical Sites: Sanchi

From the Times of India:

Sanchi, the world heritage site, about 56 kms from the state capital, will soon become the first barrier free site in the world for physically 

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challenged people. The initiative in this regard has been jointly taken by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Arushi, a voluntary organisation that works with people with disabilities.

"We had approached the ASI in the year 2000. After much effort, this project is finally getting realised and will be completed by the month end. Pathway tiles for the disabled are being constructed around the Stupas for easy access and manoeuvrability. Braille inscriptions and accessibility to other amenities like toilets and canteen area for the physically challenged make this structure universally design friendly,"Anil Mudgal, Arushias founder said.

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