About Us

Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment (CABE) is a non profit headquartered in New Delhi, India working to promote an equal society for every one irrespective of age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, or any other diversity.  It advocates an enabling & inclusive environment for all by undertaking Capacity Building Programs for a wide range of stakeholders, Access Audit of Built Environment (including buildings, transport infrastructure & community spaces, Heritage sites etc).

Established on 01 April 2016 as an advocacy, research and capacity building organization to further the object of promoting accessibility in the built environment, transportation systems & community infrastructure and enhance mobility for all for a livable habitat, CABE is actively assisting the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Govt. of India in its Accessible India Campaign.  

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Subhash Chandra Vashishth

Subhash Chandra Vashishth is a Lawyer, Blogger, a developmental therapist & an Access Consultant, engaged in advocacy for human rights & working for inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream through policy reforms, legal intervention for disability rights & promoting physical accessibility in public infrastructure & transportation systems for the elderly & disabled.  He is an Expert Member for Accessibility on Bureau of Indian Standards Committee on National Building Code (CED 46). He was also on the Core Committee of Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India for Harmonization of Space Standards on Barrier free Environment for Elderly & Disabled Persons. He has also contributed to the BIS Committee on Smart Cities (CED 59) in preparation of Smart Cities Indicators. Mr. Vashishth is also on the panel of Jury for "We Care Film Festival " — an organisation which has been showcasing short films to raise awareness on disability issues, from around the world for over fifteen years.

Besides a professional degree in Law, he holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, Social Work & PG Diploma in Developmental Therapy (Cerebral Palsy & Other Neurologically Disabling conditions). He is a master trainer - Tilting at Windmills - a Disability Equity Module, UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Disability Laws, Universal Design & Accessibility. Currently, besides his legal practice, he heads CABE (Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment), a non-profit initiative based out of Delhi involved in  legal advocacy, standards, sensitization, access audits, user testing & training of stakeholders etc. and has been assisting the Accessible India Campaign of the Union Govt. He can be contacted at subhashvashishth [at] gmail.com Mr. SC Vashishth also writes & maintains several blogs related to human rights & disability. 

Blogs authored by the Founder

Here are some of the blogs authored by the Founder that you may find interesting to read:

(a) Subhash Vashishth's Blog

(b) Disability Rights Through Courts 

(c) Dignified Transportation for the Disabled