Shivani Shah

Season 2, Episode 11,   May 11, 2023, 10:36 AM

During this week's episode of Disability Bandwidth, Sam and Nikki have a conversation with Shivani Shah, an architect, researcher, and accessibility consultant. Shivani sheds light on her efforts toward promoting accessibility and disability inclusion in India. She points out that the definition of disability is still evolving in India and that the country is in the process of breaking down stereotypes and understanding the various types of disabilities recognized by law. Unfortunately, physical accessibility remains a distant reality for many people in India. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to raise awareness, educate people, and incorporate accessibility into everyday discourse. Shivani also shares her experience of founding a startup called AxcesAble Designs, which aims to tackle accessibility issues in India and was established to address the basic rights of persons with disabilities in the country.