Dear Accessibility Enthusiasts,

This section consolidates the International Covenants on Disability; National Laws and Policies on disability; Access Guidelines and Policy Framework for Accessibility in India. 

I hope this will immensely help you in your work or for advocating an accessible environment in your village, town and city. You need to click on the link to view and/or download the google document. Some resources are on external websites and will open in a new tab. These have been indicated by text 'external weblinks' in a bracket immediately after the hyperlink. 

Accessible India Campaign

Access Guidelines: Built Environment (India) (Latest being on top)

Access Guidelines: Transportation (India)
  • Standard for Bus Body Code [External Weblink] for transportation system [CODE  OF  PRACTICE  FOR BUS  BODY  DESIGN  AND  APPROVAL (AIS-052 (Revision 1): Aug 2008] along with Amendment No. 6  dt  15 December 2015
ICT Access Tools
  • Guidelines for Indian Government Websites [External Weblink] (prepared by NIC and adopted by DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension,  Govt. of India.
  • Compliance & Certification Handbook :Guidelines for Indian Government Websites [PDF Version, Size 5.3 MB]
  • National Policy on Universal Electronics Accessibility, India [PDF Version, Size 89 KB]
  • WCAG / ISO /IEC 40500:2012 [External Weblink] Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Web "content" generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including natural information such as text, images, and sounds; code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc. WCAG 2.0 is approved as an ISO standard: ISO/IEC 40500:2012. 
  • Requirements of Audio and Video Accessibility on the Web [External Weblink] This provides examples of the accessibility requirements of people with auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, or visual disabilities to access and comprehend media, including requirements for media formats and media player technologies. 
  • Amara [External Weblink]: Captions provide access to audio for individuals who are deaf who hard of hearing. You can add captions, sub-titles in to a video with Amara - a free and easy to use online platform.
  • Described and Captioned Media [External Weblink]: DCMP provides access to a large collection of accessible media and also provides guides for creating accessible content.
  • FANGS [External Weblink]: FANGS is a Firefox add-on. It generates the text that a screen reader would read, giving you a better sense of where information may be missing. 
  • National Center for Accessible Media [External Weblink]: If you want to learn more about creating accessible media, this is a wonderful collection of tools and resources.
  • NVDA [External Weblink]: NVDA is an open-source Windows-based screen reader. Reading your web pages with a screen reader can give you a better sense of how a blind user encounters your site. Mac users can also explore the built-in VoiceOver.
  • WAVE toolbar [External Weblink]: This toolbar is a Firefox add-on. It allows you to run error reports and create outlines to get a better sense of a website’s accessibility errors. This tool is helpful not only for assessing your own websites but for learning about what makes a website accessible.
International Covenants on Disability | विकलांगता पर अंतर्राष्ट्रीय अनुबंध 
Statistical Profile 2016 - Disabled Persons in India
Indian Laws on Disability | भारत में विकलांगता सम्बंधित कानून  
Policies on Disability in India | भारत में विकलांगता सम्बन्धी नीतियाँ 

Education | शिक्षा 
Employment | रोज़गार 
Banking Facilities | बैंकिंग सुविधाएँ 
Housing & Shops | आवास एवं दुकान 
Travel Related Policies/ Concessions/ Schemes | यात्रा सम्बन्धी नीतियां / छूट / योजनाएं  

Mobility and Transportation for Persons with Disabilities

(a) Driving Licences and Registration Certificates for Persons with Disabilities
Notification of Ministry of Transport & Highways No. RT-11021/40/2014-MVL dated 14 June 2016 titled "Procedure for Guidelines for Grant of Driving Licences & Registration Certificates to Differently Abled Persons"

(b) Parking Stickers for Persons with Disabilities | विकलांग जनों के लिए पार्किंग स्टीकर 
Parking facility is available to physically challenged persons using motor vehicles in No Parking Area. Necessary parking sticker is issued on an application along with disability certificate to DCP/Traffic (VIP), Teen Murti Traffic Lines, Mother Teresa Crescent Road, New Delhi-110011, as per the FAQs on Delhi Police Website.

(c) WHO Guidelines on the provision of Manual Wheelchairs in Less Resourced Settings.  (2409 KB PDF) by World Health Organisation