Advocacy

Creating a just and equitable society by combatting all forms of discrimination against the visually impaired and helping them obtain their rights, is at the core of AICB's advocacy initiatives. Through Public Interest Litigations and other forms of judicial activism, networking and capacity-building, AICB has empowered thousands of blind and low vision persons across the country

In our quest to ensure a rights-based and inclusive society for the blind and the low vision, the prime focus areas have been:

  1. Judicial activism
  2. Capacity building in the area of advocacy
  3. Networking with other organizations with a view to create a common platform to strengthen the voice of the visually impaired
  4. Supporting our affiliates spread across the country to work for the rights of the visually impaired persons in their respective states

The range of our advocacy initiatives during more than 15 years as well as their impact in bringing about visible change in the lives of persons with disabilities in general, and the visually impaired in particular, bear testimony to our prime focus towards creating an inclusive world for the blind and the low vision persons.

Some of our successes

  1. Reservation of 1% vacancies for the visually impaired in colleges/Universities
  2. Lowering of eligibility conditions for NET examination from 55% to 50 % for the visually impaired
  3. Appointment and promotion to officer level posts in Punjab National Bank and other Banks
  4. Ensuring the availability of Braille books to the visually impaired in Delhi and other states through judicial activism
  5. Advocacy towards making educational and employment systems accessible for the visually impaired through technology
  6. Creation of more than 4200 jobs for the blind and the low vision in Railways
  7. Legal support to help retired senior citizens get their due benefits
  8. Effective interventions and lobbying to get the new scribe guidelines notified
  9. Providing individualized and need-based advocacy support to scores of visually impaired persons and taking up issues of discriminations on their behalf

A part of our advocacy work is supported by CBM (SARO). The AICB Vice President, Dr. Anil Aneja is the present Chair of our Advocacy project. We always urge the blind and the low vision persons to bring to our attention issues of violation of their rights or any discrimination practiced against them in any sphere of life on account of their disability. All attempts are made to provide appropriate assistance in such cases.

Advocacy Resources

Please do write to: aicbdelhi@yahoo.com or write to our Head Quarter address.

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