Fostering Barrier Free Access for Children with Special Needs in India


  • Sukhwinder Kaur Department of Community Education & Disability Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh.



Barrier Free Access, Children with Special Needs, Disability, Acts


Barrier Free Access is particularly relevant in the context of children with special needs because they have variety of needs which need to be addressed. The paper will focus on access to the physical environment as well as access to the curriculum and the teaching environment of children with special needs. The various Acts and Policies emphasizing on the provision of barrier free environment would also be discussed. Secondary sources like books, Journals, Articles and websites have been used to collect the information. The adoption of inclusive approaches in education is imperative so that the goal of ‘Education for All’ can be achieved. It serves as the catalyst for smarter practices and broader perspectives and to improve quality of life of special children. The paper will put forward the strategies for the Institutional planners to help them in developing some mechanism for promoting accessibility and full participation of children with special needs.


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How to Cite

Sukhwinder Kaur. (2013). Fostering Barrier Free Access for Children with Special Needs in India. Issues and Ideas in Education, 1(2), 199–209.