For years, disability rights activists Accessible infrastructure in public placesIronically, even facilities attempting to create disability-friendly infrastructure fail because they do not maintain or improperly create these additions.
On Wednesday morning, Dr. Satendra Singh, a disability rights activist, shared a video highlighting the above issues. In the video, Singh points to the slopes of popular food his joint Heera Sweets at the top.
While sharing the clip, Dr. Singh wrote: Mount Everest, the name of the slope of Hira Suites in Vrindavan, cannot be climbed even by those with “God’s ability”. #Accessibility ♿️
People only have physical disabilities, but it is society that makes us “disabled” by infrastructure barriers. Mount Everest, the name of the slope of Hira Suites in Vrindavan, cannot be climbed even by those with “God’s ability”. #accessibility ♿️ pic.twitter.com/zY28nEwHaq
—Satendra Singh, MD (@drsitu) January 4, 2023
A Twitter user commenting on his post wrote: In our country, sadly, accessibility is still an alien thing!”
Another said, “This is what I face every day. One building, one government agency, one private company. Disabled completely.”
Dr Singh is Professor of Physiology at the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He is also the organizing director of Doctors with Disabilities: Agents of Change, a group of health professionals who advocate for the rights and justice of persons with disabilities.
In 2017, he became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Henry Viscardi Achievement Award, which is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of disability.