Nominations are open for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018

16 May

Nominations are open for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018

Are you a person with disability and have done incredible work in the area of accessibility and universal design?
Are you a working professional working towards the cause of building an inclusive society?
Are you an organization believes in universal design and working towards it? Are you someone developed a product or service that works for all?

If yes, you surely deserve to get recognized. Do apply / nominate for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018. This is a platform that recognizes those who contribute towards universal design. accessibility etc., Here is a brief note from NCPEDP.

In order to spread awareness on Universal Design and to popularise this concept, NCPEDP, in association with Mphasis, instituted The NCPEDP – Mphasis Universal Design Awards in 2010. These Awards are given away every year to those who have been doing exemplary work towards the cause of accessibility and thus ensuring a life of equality and dignity for people with disabilities.

The Awards cover accessibility in the following fields:

Built Environment
Transport
Information and Communication Technology
Services
Aids and Appliances

The Awards are given under three categories:

CATEGORY A: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Awards in this category are given to people with disabilities who have created an impact in Accessibility and Universal Design in any of the areas such as built environment, transport infrastructure, service provision, information and communication technology (ICT), universally designed consumer products, mobility & independent living aids, or assistive technology in their personal/professional capacity.

The work that the person has done can be in policy framework, grass-root level implementation, design and development, access audits, or even the rights movement/advocacy.

Every year, Awards in this category are given out to 3 people across the country.

CATEGORY B: WORKING PROFESSIONALS
Awards in this category are given to people who work for the cause of Accessibility and Universal Design in any of the areas such as built environment, transport infrastructure, service provision, information and communication technology (ICT), universally designed consumer products, mobility & independent living aids, or assistive technology.

She/he may be an employee of an education institute/NGO/corporate/ government body that has taken up the cause, or may be a consultant or freelancer who has devoted her/his time for the cause. Her/his individual contribution to the cause is a major reason for the success achieved by the organisation/firm/movement. She/he may also be an individual who is involved in the cause independent of any organisational support and has achieved significant success in the core objective of gaining accessibility for disabled people.

Awards in this category are given out to ensure that many dedicated people who have involved themselves in the cause get due recognition. This will not only help in sensitising the community, but will also encourage young minds to join the cause as a career option.

Every year, Awards in this category are given out to 3 people across the country.

CATEGORY C: COMPANIES/ORGANISATIONS
Awards in this category are given to those companies or organisations who have taken up the cause of Accessibility and Universal Design in any of the areas such as built environment, transport infrastructure, service provision, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), universally designed consumer products, mobility & independent living aids, or assistive technology.

Companies/organisations that have implemented either/all of these within their organisations, which has led to them recruiting or serving people with disabilities and providing them equal opportunities to participate to the best of their abilities. These companies/organisations can be a role model for the rest of the society, and recognising their efforts and giving them the encouragement will help the cause to reach out to many more.

These can be any type of an education institute/NGO/corporate/government body – private sector, public sector, joint sector, SME or even proprietorship/partnership firms. The selection criteria will not only be for adopting accessibility policies, but also for implementing them at the workplace.

Every year, Awards in this category are given out to 4 companies/organisations across the country.

Do apply / nominate! Visit NCPEDP Website for more details.

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BySrinivasu Chakravarthula

I am an enthusiast of accessibility and classical music.

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