Category Archives: Persons with Disabilities

Kenya gets its first fleet of ‘Access Auditors’ as Svayam & NCPWD gear up for ‘Accessible Kenya Mission’

Nairobi | 28 June 2019 Kenya got its first ever fleet of 25 Access Auditors, as Svayam, in collaboration with the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD), Govt. of Kenya, organized a five-day ‘Basic Access Auditor’ training course in … Continue reading

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Inclusive Education will lead to an inclusive world

If we are taught from a very young age to understand that disability is not a disease and that it can occur to anyone, then schools, communities and workplaces would become much more inclusive, which can help alter the realities … Continue reading

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Svayam and FAAS (water.org) join hands to promote Accessible Toilets and Sanitation in Rural India

New Delhi  | 20 September 2018 To promote accessible sanitation in rural India, Svayam  & Foundation for Accessible Aquanir and Sanitation (FAAS) (the Indian arm of water.org) organized a project launch event in New Delhi on 20 September 2018. The … Continue reading

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Svayam’s suggestions find place in TRAI’s Full Recommendations on making ICT Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

We are happy to share that most of the suggestions made by Svayam on Consultation Paper on ‘Making ICT accessible for Persons with Disabilities’ have found place in the  Full Recommendations released by TRAI on 09 July 2018.   July 09, 2018 … Continue reading

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Svayam partners with Election Commission of India (ECI) for Accessible & Inclusive Elections

New Delhi | 04 July 2018 To ensure accessible and inclusive elections, the Election Commission of India has for the first time engaged with the civil society seeking their expertise, assistance and recommendations while taking several other concrete steps to … Continue reading

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Svayam Founder delivers a ‘Motivational Talk’ at the Base Hospital Delhi Cantt

New Delhi | 12 May 2018 On the invitation of the Base Hospital Delhi Cantt,  Ms. Sminu Jindal, Chairperson-Svayam,  visited Base Hospital to deliver a ‘Motivational Talk’ to the injured soldiers and their family members, doctors and hospital staff, on 11th … Continue reading

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Ms. Sminu Jindal exhorts Young Indians to work for accessibility at CII- Yi Summit TakePride-2018, Mumbai

10 March 2018, Mumbai Svayam’s Founder-Chairperson Ms. Sminu Jindal today addressed the CII-Yi: Annual Youth Summit – TakePride 2018, held at the historic Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in Mumbai, along with several visionary speakers from across the sectors who spoke … Continue reading

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