Shivani Gupta of AccessAbility in New Delhi has paid her dues. Acquiring a disability she then went on to acquire professional training in architecture, recruit an able team of co-workers, estblish AccessAbility, and manage numerous projects in Inclusive Tourism.
Most recently AccessAbility announced that, following an invitation by India's Ministry of Tourism to be part of their HRACC (Hotel & Restaurant Approval & Classification Committee) they assisted in revising the current hotel star rating system. As a result of a year-long effort the revised HRACC guidelines (issued July 23, 2009) are now available online at:
The revised guidelines make it mandatory for all existing (including budget
hotels) and upcoming hotels to comply with the following minimal criterion
latest by September 01, 2010:
- have an accessible entrance,
- provide access to all public areas,
- have at least one unisex accessible restroom in the lobby, and
- have at least one accessible guest room with an accessible en-suite shower facility.
Indian Hotel Rating Guidelines -
Airline Civil Rights - India -
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070, India