Disabled friendly policy
The institution ensures a differently-abled friendly, barrier-free environment and a comprehensive approach to support Divyangjans for their smooth mobility, navigation and equal educational opportunities, which in turn reflects the institution’s policy of equity and equality.
According to the 1995 Persons with Disabilities Act, disabled people must have access to all levels of education. According to the National Policy for Persons with Disabilities, 2006, it is important to create an environment where impaired people have equal access to opportunities. In accordance with the 2016 Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act, the Government must ensure that the disabled persons enjoy the right to equality, life with dignity and respect equally with others. “University Grants Commission” (UGC) designed a program called Higher Education for Persons with Special Needs (HEPSN), which was developed to foster an environment at higher education institutions that would allow people with disabilities to have an augmented educational experience. It recommends building facilities to increase accessibility, buying tools that enrich learning.
The institution envisions an inclusive on campus environment that promotes dignity, respect and equal opportunities to help the disabled persons achieve their highest potential.
The mission policy designates to sensitise staff and students about disability etiquette, respectful language and appropriate behaviour towards individuals with disabilities. The policy recognizes diverse needs of the disabled persons and provides access to all facilities, opportunities and services to them. It involves incorporating inclusive design principles, ensuring accessibility and promoting equal opportunities. The college has a transparent admission procedure which includes providing a scope for ample number of seats to Divyangjan students.
III. Objectives of the Policy
- To create Inclusive culture to avoid discrimination, exploitation and exclusion of disabled students and staff from all spheres of work and education.
- To set up signage including tactile paths, display boards and signposts at easily accessible points.
- To provide physical facilities which include wheelchairs, ramps and rails and widened doorways that enable them to easily access the classrooms and for easy access to all information.
- Ensuring the provision for disabled-friendly washrooms for their easy mobility.
- To make digital environments accessible such as websites and mobile apps, screen readers.
- Offer study materials in accessible form and conduct regular remedial coaching classes.
- The institution provides scribe facility to help the blind students during examinations.