Sarve Bhavanti Sukhinah/ Sarve santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyanti, Ma Kashchid Dukh Bhag Bhaveta

Let every one without distinction be happy. Let every one be without any ailment. Let every one look like Arya, noble and righteous. Let there be no one to have any share of sorrow or grief.

A Sanskrit shloka from a traditional Indian Inscription with a translation in English

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Universal Design India Principles © 2011

A group of industrial designers, architects, ergonomists and access consultant from prestigious academic institutions and a few proactive NGOs in India, collectively made a humble attempt to formulate ‘Five Universal Design India Principles’ with strong Indian idiom to design inclusive products, environments and systems. Dedicated to its one-third of the total world’s disabled population, second largest elderly population, and contradictions of large poor population living in second fastest growing economy, these five Universal Design India Principles intend to build consensus on contextual definition and principles of practice to address the needs of its diverse population.
© 2011 National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Co-Authors (In alphabetical order):
Abir Mullick, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Anjlee Agarwal, Samarthyam, New Delhi
Balaram S., D J Acdemy of Design, Coimbatore
Debkumar Chakrabarti, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Gaurav Raheja, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Haimanti Banerjee, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Rachna Khare, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
Ravi Shankar, National Institute of Design, Bangalore
Shivani Gupta, AccessAbility, New Delhi