Other shortlisted practices 2014

Accessible World Heritage

Like many of the historical monuments over the world, the heritages and tourist attraction sites in India fail to welcome people with diverse needs. Svayam has been engaged in making various public places accessible to all especially the elderly and disabled persons.

“Svayam has been working towards providing equitable access to public resources such as world heritage sites, places of tourists attractions and monuments”

About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Enabling access to World Heritage
Organisation:Svayam – national centre for inclusive environments
of origin
Beneficiaries targeted Elderly and persons with disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:Making historic monuments accessible to all


  • 2012 the 13th International conference on mobility and transport for the elderly and disabled persons (TRANSED) was hosted by Svayam in New Delhi, India
  • National Tourism Award of Excellence by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India for making the World Heritage site of Qutub Minar in New Delhi accessible to all


Ms. Sminu JINDAL
12 Jindal Centre, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi – 110 066 (India)
+91 (11) 41462080

Nominated by: Mrs. Abha NEGI, Svayam