Bengaluru Walkathon is a platform to bring together people from different
walks of life, including persons with disabilities, to enhance awareness and a
feeling of oneness, an opportunity for all to not just walk with the so called
“differently-abled” but to understand and appreciate their needs and
Someone once said people with disabilities are like arrows with equal
potential to hit the target with precision; all they need is a right bow tenacious
enough to launch them in the right direction. One of the major hurdles that
persons with disabilities face is “Access”.
“WE INVITE YOU TO WALK WITH US FOR ENABLING ACCESSIBILITY !"
Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services or
environments for people with disabilities. Article 9 of UN Convention clearly
states that “To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and
participate in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take all appropriate
measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis
with others, to the physical environment to transportation, to information and
communications, including information and communications technologies
and systems and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public
both in urban and rural areas”.
- Accessibility fosters independence and dignity for persons with disabilities.
- Accessibility is important to provide choices on an equal basis with others to people with disabilities.
- It is one of the pre requisites for the inclusion of people with disabilities.
- Accessibility is important to enable people with disabilities to exercise their human rights.