Training of Trainers (TOT) Course for Promotion of Universal Design and Creation of Resource Pool of Access Auditors

Samarthyam’s mastre trainers provide ToT courses to professionals and individuals for capacity building on conducting accessibility and walkability audits, rights based advocacy and creation of resource pool of access auditors and access advocates.

2010-till date

Government of Orissa, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, etc. NGOs and DPOs of all these states were also involved.


  • National Trust, M/o SJE and BITS Mesra
  • 27 Architects from Gujarat
  • 35 disabled activists of Viklang Manch (Forum of disabled activists) from all over India
  • Government of NCT, Delhi
  • Central Public Works Department
  • Voluntary Services Overseas, New Delhi
  • CBM

2008, With Action Aid International and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

TOT in Bangalore and Delhi for Transport Department, Professional and NGO’s. More than 400 persons have received technical training in access audit.

2005-07, Post-Tsunami reconstruction work

With funding support from Handicap International, we organized 8 workshops for around 50 Public Works Department (PWD) Civil Engineers, Architects and contractors in Port Blair & Rangat, Andaman Island.

2005-07, Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Chandigarh (Union Territory) and Raipur (Chhattisgarh). Around 300 participants from 14 States with diverse backgrounds including architects, engineers and urban planners and NGO’s were trained on importance of BFE and practical field visit i.e. access audit and report presentation.

2004, National Seminar on PwDs and Elderly, Kolkatta (West Bengal)

organized by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India and IIT, Kharagpur

2007 & 2004, Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Government of Goa, Goa

Three-day TOT for above 60 Engineers/BDO’s and Architects. These trainings have led in promotion of massive accessible features in the entire state of Goa and Goa was awarded National Award for Barrier Free State, 2006 and DSW has taken up the vision of “Accessible Goa by 2008”.

2004- 2007, Post Earthquake reconstruction work in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Bhuj (Gujarat)

More than 470 Civil Engineers, Architects, students of NID & CEPT, professionals from NGOs and DPOs from Baroda, Ahmadabad (Gujarat State) and New Delhi are trained from.

2003-04, Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI)

Bangalore (Karnataka) & Chennai (Tamil Nadu).