The Right to Access and Public Services

Jayna Kothari

in The Future of Disability Law in India

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198077626
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080960 | DOI:
The Right to Access and Public Services

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This chapter examines the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act in India concerning the right to access and public services of persons with disabilities. It explains that Chapter VII and VIII of the Act aim to ensure non-discrimination and access for persons with disabilities in transport, the built environment, and for allotment of land, and evaluates the implementation of these non-discrimination duties. It also considers issue of access to voting rights and the right to have access to information and technology.

Keywords: right to access; right to public services; non-discrimination; transport; built environment; allotment of land; voting rights; information; technology

Chapter.  12574 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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