Wednesday, April 13, 2016

3rd Batch of Access Auditor Training at National CPWD Academy by CABE (11-13 Apr 2016)



Dear colleagues,

Picture of the Banner posted out the Classroom of Basic Access Auditor Training under Accessible India Campaign
Batch III - Training Course on Accessible India Campaign
As part of Accessible India Campaign, National CPWD Academy, Ghaziabad, being a nodal agency for capacity development of stakeholders on access audits of built environment, is conducting Basic Access Auditor course - a three day full time residential programme for in-service architects and engineers of CPWD posted at  different locations in India. 

A picture of trainees from A picture of Trainees from Group III of Batch 3 conducting access audit
Group I of Batch 3 conducting access audit indicating their group

In this series, the IIIrd batch of 3 day training was held during 11 April 2016 to 13 April 2016 at National CPWD Academy, Ghaziabad under the aegis of CABE. A total of 47 architects and engineers of CPWD attended and successfully completed the Basic Access Auditor Course.

A picture of Trainees from Group III of Batch 3 conducting access audit
Group III of Batch 3 conducting access audit indicating their group

The trainees were trained and examined on not just the Space Standards on Barrier Free Environment but also exposed to practical access audit practice and report making. 

The trained Basic Access Auditors would be expected to conduct access audit of govt buildings -both Central Govt and State Govt in their region where they are posted and make them accessible as per the mandate of Accessible India Campaign of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.


A picture of a group of Trainees after the Physical Access Audit
A group of Trainees after the Physical Access Audit


Picture of trainees appearing in the Written Test post the Access Audit Training
Trainees appearing in the Written Assessment Test post the Access Audit Training

Group Photo of Batch III Trainees at National CPWD Academy, Ghaziabad trained as Basic Access Auditors under Accessible India Campaign during 11-13 April 2016. A copy of this photo is available on CPWD website at link: http://cpwd.gov.in/WriteReadData/training_cir/20749.pdf
Group Photo of Batch III Trainees at National CPWD Academy.
This photo is also available in higher resolution PDF File on CPWD Website link: http://cpwd.gov.in/WriteReadData/training_cir/20749.pdf

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

CABE conducts 3-day Access Auditor Training for CPWD (2nd Batch) 7-9 Apr 16

Dear colleagues,

Batch II of Access Audit Training
As part of Accessible India Campaign, National CPWD Academy has been designated to be the nodal agency to conduct capacity development training on access audits of built environment.

Mr. Subhash Chandra Vashishth, Founder CABE (extreme left)
with Ms. Papiya Sarkar, Chief Architect, DMRC (extreme right),
Mr. Satish  Kumar, EE, Course Coordinator, (2nd from rt.)
Mr. Shivam Awasthi, Volunteer-CABE (3d from right) & EE Goa
In a time bound manner CPWD will train it's all engineers and architects on the Harmonized Guidelines and Space Standards on Barrier Free Environment for Elderly & Persons with Disabilities and National Building Code of India.

In this series, the National CPWD Academy, Ghaziabad under the aegis of CABE, conducted a three day full time residential training course leading to a Basic Access Auditor Certificate during 07 April to 09 April 2016.

This was the second batch of Basic Access Auditors. The course was attended and successfully completed by 29 architects and engineers of CPWD currently posted at different locations in India.

Group I of Batch II doing Access Audit
The course included orientation to legal and policy framework on accessibility in India; Use of right terminology and disability etiquette; introduction to the Indian Codes & Guidelines on accessibility; Simulation and User derived space standards, Sample Access audit of Built Infrastructure followed by a written test and practical exposure to the trainees.

Group II of Batch II doing Access Audit
The trainees were also exposed to the access audit process and putting together technical access audit reports highlighting the barriers to accessibility and solutions to overcome them followed by group presentations.  

The trained Basic Access Auditors would be expected to conduct access audit of govt buildings -both Central Govt and State Govt in their area and make them accessible as per the mandate of Accessible India Campaign of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Launch of CABE- Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment, India

Dear colleagues, 

This blog is to share the updates on the activities of CABE Foundation (Centre for Accessibility in Built Environment Foundation), India and to disseminate the latest developments in the field of Accessibility and Universal Design. 

CABE Foundation was established on 01 April 2016 as an advocacy, research and capacity building non profit organisation to further the object of Accessibility in the built environment, transportation systems and Infrastructure and enhance mobility for all for a liveable habitat.

Accessible India Campaign initiated by our Hon'ble Prime Minister of India on 03rd December 2015, being coordinated by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities is a shot in arm for the objective of an inclusive India and CABE  Foundation fully supports it and has started contributing to the capacity building initiatives.

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