The conference will address and analyse disability inequality and barriers to access in India, barrier free infrastructure and designs for inclusive accessibility, disability rights and resources for promoting disability equality, voluntary sector’s contribution to disability equality, Corporate Social Responsibility and its role in achieving disability equality in India etc.
“INDIACSR and Choice International (UK) are bringing together national and international resources to provide an environment for innovation and creativity, through which we aim to initiate change in Disability Equality and Accessibility in India,” said Rusen Kumar, Director, INDIACSR, India’s Largest CSR Network.
“India is growing in many aspects, fast becoming a global player with great potential to develop and influence other countries. There are many changes taking place in relation to Disability Equality in India and around the world; anti-discriminative legislations, ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled people (UNCRPD), CSR initiatives, Disability Equality Practices and many more. “ added Rusen Kumar.
“Imagine a world where disabled and non-disabled people have equal life opportunities;
“India is making rapid progress in addressing disability equality, over 50% of disabled people remain illiterate compared to 35% of the general population. The deep inequalities experienced by disabled people are further exacerbated when combined with existing axes of social difference, such as gender and social status. This shows the greater need for change in attitudes towards, and awareness of disability equality and accessibility.”
Disability Conference-2012 will explore disability equality within Indian businesses and services to gain an understanding of disability equality relating to accessibility, perception of disability and disability legislation in India.
This forum will also create an opportunity for participants to meet and network, share skills, knowledge and experience in Disability Equality and promote the concept of a barrier-free environment in their respective fields. This conference is aimed at disabled and non-disabled individuals including people from Corporate, SME and othe organizations, government officials, representatives within education, health, transport and other relevant departments;
INDIACSR (http://www.indiacsr.in) is the largest leading Indian business network for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as being India’s largest CSR news Portal. INDIACSR is dedicated to making significant contributions in this sector by adding new dimensions and perspectives to the domain of CSR and Sustainability.
About Choice International
Choice International is a UK based, non-profit, international development organisation promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the UK and overseas focusing specifically on promoting leadership development of disabled people. The current focus on India is via the LEAD-India programme.