The document does not cover all the requirements of disabled people in detail. Most of the recommended measures have been tested in developed and developing countries, and while some have proven to be effective, the outcome of others is still unknown as the local conditions; resources and needs must be taken into account while developing accessible environment. Practical advice from technical, legal, Building By laws, professional and academic institutions as well as individuals with disabilities is also of the utmost importance in shaping the final form of an accessible universities/campus in India. The purpose of this document study is to integrate disabled people into higher education in order to take an active part in the national development programmes while leading a life with dignity and self-reliance. In order to be achieving this an individual with a disability should be able to commute between home, university/college, work and other destinations. It is also intrinsically important to design the classrooms, library, washrooms, canteen, hostels, and college buses, parking facilities etc to make the movement easy. It is equally important to use the technology to make learning is in accessible formats to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities studying in the universities/affiliated colleges. This document explores the scientific tested and appropriate usable technologies available today to develop both built and learning environments is disability friendly. All students and faculty can use a majority of designs. There are a few facilities, which may be needed only for the use of persons with a specific type of a special need. The needs of persons with disabilities are not homogenous. The wide range of needs is not based only certain type of disability but could also vary within each category of disability based on intensity of disability and functions affected due to disability.
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