IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science

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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science (JOAS) open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing since 2018 and is published under the Khyati Education and Research Foundation (KERF), is registered as a non-profit society (under the society registration act, 1860), Government of India with the vision of various accredited vocational courses in healthcare, education, paramedical, yoga, publication, teaching and research activity, with the aim of faster and better dissemination more...

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Arun A Banik*, Aninda Duti Banik

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Need of access facilities for persons with hearing disabilities

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Author Details : Arun A Banik*, Aninda Duti Banik

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 64-69


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Accessibility can be refer as the "ability to access" and benefit from some system or entity. The concept access facilities focuses on enabling barrier free environment for persons with disabilities, or enabling access through the use of assistive technology brings overall development in accessibility and benefits to everyone. All human beings are physically disabled for some time in their lives. But those who remain healthy and without disability all their lives are very few. Thus, public buildings should be accessible and barrier-free to both able body and disabled population as well. Persons with disability find it difficult to gain access into and operate freely without assistance in many public buildings in India. This publication is an attempt to provide information an inventory of facilities required for disabled people in public places.It is an observational study covered the identification and ascertaining the functional state of access facilities available including schools etc. A total of 10 such public buildings samples were observed. The results show that major facilities required by disabled people are lacking in many public places. Some of the access facilities identified in few public buildings are in poor state of operation. However, absence of such key facilities restricts the activities of normal population as well as physical disability people. Hence, they cannot work freely in such environment and become productive as tax-paying members of the nation. Due to shortfall or perhaps total neglect in provision of such access facilities, the movement, competence and talents are being restricted for the disabled population. Hence, equal opportunity and non-discrimination brings good equation for every citizen in this developing country constitute a barrier free environment for the development of their abilities. At last, the society at large is deprived of the abilities and talents in people with disabilities.

Keywords: Barrier­Free Building, Access Facilities, Physically Disabled, Public Buildings and schools

How to cite : Banik A A, Banik A D, Need of access facilities for persons with hearing disabilities. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2021;4(2):64-69

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