'Accessible India' campaign to help physically challenged

‘Accessible India’ campaign to help physically challenged

‘Accessible India’ campaign to help physically challenged

Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat campaign has been a hugely popular. Following in its footsteps, another campaign is gathering popularity. It is the ‘Accessible India’campaign which is started for the physically challenged.

As per this campaign, the government will launch various landmark initiatives in a span of five years. These initiatives are to make the country more disabled friendly. The first initiation is likely to be introduction of set-top boxes to help the visually impaired.

In order to start this initiative, officials from the Department of Disability Affairs met with the set-top box manufacturers to discuss conversion of visual messages to vocal ones.

In order to give the disabled people better experience, video descriptions will also be introduced.


There are even plans to add the usage of sign language to at least 25 percent of non-news programs. At present there is one program which uses sign language of DD national.

It was made public that, plans are made to train 200 people in sign language each year for the next five years.

Once this is implemented in Doordarshan, private channels will also be urged to use this feature for their programs.

Furthermore, government functions would also be required to have people trained in sign languages so that they can translate things like speeches and proceedings. This makes television even more disabled-friendly.

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