Inclusion & Universal Accessibility in Rural Areas

Access for All is our nationwide campaign to address social exclusion and promote universal accessibility for persons with disabilities in rural India and country side in the Asia Pacific Region. Samarthyam has facilitated creation of Access Co-ordination Cells in 9 states of India. Since year 2001, we have trained more than 4,000 persons in rural and semi urban areas to advocate for Universal Design in social, virtual and physical environment. We aim to cover entire India in this campaign and make the real Bharat (rural India) accessible for all.


Recognizing the need for community-led processes that can be sustained long-term, Samarthyam undertake rights based advocacy, research, access audits and awareness campaigns.

  1. To empower persons with disabilities and to promote and implement universal design features in rural areas, Samarthyam provides capacity building technical trainings on disability awareness, accessibility audits, advocacy & lobbying skills, etc.
  2. We also organise Campaigns on Inclusion & Accessibility, gender based violence, domestic violence and gender mainstreaming in villages and blocks with the support of local DPOs, CBOs, NGOs, Panchayats and district administration.