Monday, April 04, 2005

Abilities

Abilities
Quote: Rick Hansen
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

Have you ever worked with differently abled kids? If you did, then you can empathize with Rick Hansen.

Its nice to see companies recognizing them. I hope this trend spreads everywhere.

This post is dedicated to all the NGOs particularly Samarthanam and IVA Volunteers.

- Dheepak Ra

4 Comments:

Blogger ShastriX said...

Very neat photo, Dheepak. It reminded me of:
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I felt sad I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
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4/05/2005 10:27 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks Shastri.

Not only have they provided wheel chairs everywhere, they have now provided ramps in all the structures. But it was a good one. I dont know who took this decision - may be the entire board. I hope they sustain the momentum.

4/05/2005 10:32 PM  
Blogger Eroteme said...

Very grave photo. You have a wonderful eye for these things...

In the US, ADA enforces these things on institutions as well as facility providers.

I suppose we could use such a thing in India as well.

4/06/2005 10:04 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Hi Eroteme

The monopolism of single color with varying darkness must have lent that sedate tone to the picture. Somehow the color of the wall, the light and the seats in the wheel chair blended together. Otherwise I was planning a Monochrome shot - B&W to depict this.

If Indian Govt tries to enforce them it wont be successful. It will just offer another reason to accept bribes.

What is required is for big institutions to insist on them. For eg ICFAI or World Bank or FIIs should voluntarily insist that whoever they deal with should have pro-actively taken steps to help these differently abled people. Or what if Infy or Maruti or HLL announces that they will have partnership only with those who have such facilities?

Lets see as to where these things land up.....

- Dheepak Ra

4/06/2005 10:13 AM  

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