Dear Accessibility Enthusiasts,
This section consolidates the International Covenants on Disability; National Laws and Policies on disability; Access Guidelines and Policy Framework for Accessibility in India. 

I hope this will immensely help you in your work or for advocating an accessible environment in your village, town and city. You need to click on the link to view and/or download the google document. Some resources are on external websites and will open in a new tab. These have been indicated by text 'external weblinks' in a bracket immediately after the hyperlink. 

Accessible India Campaign

Access Guidelines: Built Environment (India) (Latest being on top)

Access Guidelines: Transportation (India)
  • Standard for Bus Body Code [External Weblink] for transportation system [CODE  OF  PRACTICE  FOR BUS  BODY  DESIGN  AND  APPROVAL (AIS-052 (Revision 1): Aug 2008] along with Amendment No. 6  dt  15 December 2015  

ICT Access Tools
  • Guidelines for Indian Government Websites [External Weblink] (prepared by NIC and adopted by DARPG (Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension,  Govt. of India.
  • Compliance & Certification Handbook :Guidelines for Indian Government Websites [PDF Version, Size 5.3 MB]
  • National Policy on Universal Electronics Accessibility, India [PDF Version, Size 89 KB]
  • WCAG / ISO /IEC 40500:2012 [External Weblink] Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally. The WCAG documents explain how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Web "content" generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including natural information such as text, images, and sounds; code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc. WCAG 2.0 is approved as an ISO standard: ISO/IEC 40500:2012. 
  • Amara [External Weblink]: Captions provide access to audio for individuals who are deaf who hard of hearing. You can add captions, sub-titles in to a video with Amara - a free and easy to use online platform.
  • Described and Captioned Media [External Weblink]: DCMP provides access to a large collection of accessible media and also provides guides for creating accessible content.
  • FANGS [External Weblink]: FANGS is a Firefox add-on. It generates the text that a screen reader would read, giving you a better sense of where information may be missing. 
  • National Center for Accessible Media [External Weblink]: If you want to learn more about creating accessible media, this is a wonderful collection of tools and resources.
  • NVDA [External Weblink]: NVDA is an open-source Windows-based screen reader. Reading your web pages with a screen reader can give you a better sense of how a blind user encounters your site. Mac users can also explore the built-in VoiceOver.
  • WAVE toolbar [External Weblink]: This toolbar is a Firefox add-on. It allows you to run error reports and create outlines to get a better sense of a website’s accessibility errors. This tool is helpful not only for assessing your own websites but for learning about what makes a website accessible.

International Covenants on Disability

Statistical Profile 2016 - Disabled Persons in India

Indian Laws on Disability

Policies on Disability in India



Banking Facilities


Travel Related Policies/ Concessions/ Schemes

Parking Stickers for Persons with Disabilities

Parking facility is available to physically challenged persons using motor vehicles in No Parking Area. Necessary parking sticker is issued on an application along with disability certificate to DCP/Traffic (VIP), Teen Murti Traffic Lines, Mother Teresa Crescent Road, New Delhi-110011, as per the FAQs on Delhi Police Website.