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Eminent guests present during the round table included Reeti Dubey, RBS, Ankit Jindal, DELL EMC, and Arman Ali, NCPEDP.
The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)-Mphasis Universal Design Awards were incepted in 2010.
Shri Som Mittal, Jury Chair and Chariman, NCPEDP, "I've been witnessing this award function for the past seven years and every year we assume we're not going to get applications.
It is the architectural barriers; institutions are still not disabled friendly, transportation facilities are not adequate," said Javed Abidi, Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People ( NCPEDP).
The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is now deciding on the question that is to be asked in census 2011 in order to get a more accurate data.
Describing the role this non-governmental organization is playing, NCPEDP's Director Javed Abidi says the organization is primarily an advocacy organization and plays a crucial role towards creating a better environment for the disabled to live in.
NCPEDP's achievement list includes getting disability included in the Population Census of 2001, sensitizing the corporate world about employing disabled people, marking the University Grants Commission announce schemes for promoting higher education for people with disability, leading a movement to make all public places accessible, partnership with Council of Architecture to ensure that disability forms a part of the curriculum for future architects.
NCPEDP served on the social sector committee of the Planning Commission and is a member of the disability core group with the National Human Rights Commission.
New Delhi, June 30 -- In order to encourage those who have been doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for disabled people, and to popularise the concept of Universal Design, National Centre for Promotion of Employment of Disabled People (NCPEDP), in association with AccessAbility and BarrierBreak Technologies, has instituted The NCPEDP - MphasiS Universal Design Awards.
"Accessibility also signifies the true spirit of freedom from dependence on anyone, therefore, we will give this award on 14th August, the eve of Independence Day," says Javed Abidi, Honorary Director, NCPEDP.
The NCPEDP - MphasiS Universal Design awards will cover accessibility in the following fields:
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