Articles by Smitha Sadasivan

Smitha Sadasivan is a cross-disability inclusion and accessibility practitioner with Multiple Sclerosis. She is a Member of the Disability Rights Alliance, Tamil Nadu and an Accessibility Consultant with the Election Commission of India.

Accessible public transport has been a long-pending demand from disability activists across the country.  Our repeated efforts have resulted in some progress but there’s still a long way to go for affordable public transport to be inclusive.  In the case of Chennai, the long struggle to ensure the procurement of low-floor, accessible buses has been an issue that has reflected the treatment of those with disabilities in the public sphere. Experience with inaccessible buses in Chennai My own experience attempting to use buses in Chennai as a person with disabilities has been harrowing.  I had a fall out of a…

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