The Kerala State Minister for Social Welfare, KK Shailaja has made a guarantee to make 28 buildings in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the state and these buildings will accessible for differently-abled people.
The statement was taken while the state assembly was going on and the differently-abled community had loved this news. For differently-abled people, Kerala has always been first to help them out by making an inclusive and barrier-free environment. And for being such a support system Kerala government has won a lot of awards.
According to the statement given by Ms. Shailaja in the state assembly, she said that very soon there will be 28 disabled-friendly buildings across the city. according to her, these inclusive steps of making disabled-friendly buildings are a part of the central government’s Accessible India campaign and the funds has already been assign for this.
To make these buildings accessible for differently-abled people there will be lifts, wheelchair ramps, Braille signages, restrooms, wheelchair ramps, and disabled-friendly toilets. The state government has plans to provide facilities to children with disabilities at the school. For the differently-abled community, there will be new rehabilitation centers opened in the capital.
One of the pioneer institutes of India, the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) will be into a center of excellence. At the school, there will be many sign language interpreters and teachers are held to be a part of the mainstream education system.
A visually impaired computer trainer in the city, Husna Ameen who hopes Shailaja who is seen as an action-oriented minister will live up to the promise.“Mobility for a blind or visually impaired person is not too difficult as they can do things with the help of another person. But I feel things are harder for wheelchair users. When it comes to accessibility, our buildings in Thiruvananthapuram have a long way to go. I hope the minister implements the Accessible India campaign in our city at the earliest”.
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