The All India Students’ Association (AISA) on Thursday requested Vice-Chancellor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit to address the long-standing problem, claiming that the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus is still “inaccessible” for people with disabilities (PwDs). AISA identified a wheelchair-bound student who had fallen on the road behind the School of Social Sciences on June 22 in the letter to Pandit.
“Sourya Sood frequently spoke with the vice chancellor’s office about the accessibility issues on campus. According to AISA, the Vice-Chancellor has not yet taken any action in response to the concerns he presented. According to a poll performed by AISA, PwD students encounter several issues on campus. For those with impairments, the JNU campus is still inaccessible. These problems present a hurdle to living a dignified life and accessing equal opportunities,” the AISA said in the letter.
Some of the School of International Studies’ elevators, according to the AISA—I don’t go down to the basement where the canteens are—and some of the most popular sites, like Central Library and Stadium Road, still lack tactile paths. “The computers that the library provides to kids with disabilities are quite antiquated. Even in the library, there is no facility for Braille newspapers “read the letter.
“For PwD students, there used to be a special staff in the mess, but this has now been discontinued. Furthermore, there are no wheelchair-accessible tables in any hostel’s dining area “It read. The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Health Center, according to AISA, lacks a designated employee to help PwD students.
According to the AISA, the Campus Development Committee does not include any people with disabilities (CDC). It said, “The JNU admin must right now pay attention and address the long-standing difficulties of PwD students at the university.”