Author: Rama Krishnamachari

Difference between accessibility, accommodation and universal design

Difference between accessibility, accommodation and universal design

Many people use the words accessibility, reasonable accommodation and universal design interchangeably. These are different terms and  have specific meaning and application. I will try and explain this in a layman’s language in this blog. Accessibility Accessibility enables people with disabilities to reach and utilise a product or a service or information.  For example, constructionRead more about Difference between accessibility, accommodation and universal design[…]

Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints

Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints

One of the ways that organizations sensitize people about disability is through simulation exercises – i.e. make people sit on a wheelchair, blindfold them, give ear plugs, tie their hands up etc. in order for them to experience disability. Some feel this helps understand barriers faced by people with disabilities, while others are quite againstRead more about Simulation exercises for disability sensitization – different viewpoints[…]

The Importance of Collecting and Maintaining Data of Persons with Disabilities by Corporates

The Importance of Collecting and Maintaining Data of Persons with Disabilities by Corporates

In India most companies do not collect  data on employees with disability. Even if they do, it is quite ad hoc or even inappropriate. Let me explain it with a real story of  a multinational company in India. As per the Fire Audit requirements, database of employees with disabilities should be maintained by the SecurityRead more about The Importance of Collecting and Maintaining Data of Persons with Disabilities by Corporates[…]