|Event Date and Time||7th February, 2020 at 9.00 to 11.00 a.m.|
|Venue||College Conference Room|
|Attended by Faculty||Architecture faculties of Pillai College of Architecture Panvel|
|Number of Faculties present||Internal Faculties: 17
External Faculties: 00
|Faculty Team||Prof. Smita Dalvi, Prof. Reshma Sathe|
|Speakers Invited||Mr. Danesh Kanagaraj, Disability Rights Activist from Aclude Foundation|
Prof. Smita Dalvi welcomed the guest speaker to begin the workshop.
Mr. Danesh Kanagaraj, disability activist from Aclude Foundation was invited to conduct an interactive session with faculty members on the subject of accessibility in build environment. Aclude Foundation is a Navi Mumbai based – Not For Profit organization – an initiative that works with persons with disabilities in areas of build environment accessibility, employment and inclusive training.
Mr. Danesh who himself is a wheelchair bound person shared his personal experiences of difficulties of accessing buildings, spaces inside and also challenges faced by persons with disabilities in other public spaces. He also appraised of his role as accessibility auditor. He also appraised of NNMC’s intention of making public buildings accessible.
There was a lively interaction with the faculty and exchange of information and suggestions. Prof. Nandgirikar suggested to approach CIDCO and NNMC for including specific guidelines in the DC rules to implement right solutions at design and approval stage.
The workshop ended with a vote of thanks.