These combined organizations have noticed a distinct gap in universal design in India and have committed themselves to improve the lives of these individuals with disabilities. As only .05% of all printed books in India are available in accessible formats, a big change is deemed necessary. To increase awareness, the awards will identify and promote those organizations, individuals, and people living with disabilities in India that have created change in universal design.
In a press release, the awards committee had stated, “In the last two editions, these Awards were able to create tremendous buzz among stakeholders and received an amazing response. We are confident that with each edition, these Awards will gain further recognition and credibility and will encourage more and more people to work in the field of promoting access and Universal Design.” Through their combined efforts, an accessible India is a possibility in the near future.
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