June 07, 2007

On Samarthya from Mahesh in India

samarthya


Mahesh is going to earn honorary "Contributor of the Week" with the flurry of excellent submissions he has sent in to the Rolling Rains Report recently. Thank you!

I call your attention to the Basin-South Asian Newsletter published by Development Alternatives. Featured prominently is the work of Samarthya. The current issue (2007 No. 8) is available here. Download file

From Samarthya's web site:

Samarthya, National Centre for Promotion of Barrier Free Environment for Disabled Persons whose main motto is “Let’s make the world accessible’’ has been promoting and advocating for:

Access to the built environment & information- “Design for All”
Accessible transportation- “Mobility for All”
Accessible tourism– “Tourism for All”
Samarthya has promoted the concept of Universal Design i.e. “Design for All” in the making of Dilli Haat (recipient of National Award by the Hon’ble President of India on promotion of Barrier Free Environment), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and High Capacity Bus System (HCBS)/Low Floor Buses. It had conducted

Samarthya has promoted the concept of Universal Design i.e. “Design for All” in the making of Dilli Haat (recipient of National Award by the Hon’ble President of India on promotion of Barrier Free Environment), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and High Capacity Bus System (HCBS)/Low Floor Buses.

Source:

http://www.samarthyaindia.com/conferencedetails.html

Information on the newsletter:

Development Alternatives
B 32 TARA Crescent
Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi 110016
Tel : +91 -11 2680 1521, 2680 4482
Email: basin@devalt.org
Website: www.devalt.org

Posted by rollingrains at June 7, 2007 06:53 PM