design for accessibility

Design for accessibility

A sustainable environment will not be achieved by looking solely at the physical world; any true success in this direction must understand and integrate in equal measure the human aspect. We consider social responsibility an imperative component of any project which we approach from two angles: “For whom and where” and “By whom and how”.

“For whom and where” is rooted in the needs of the client and the community in which they live, making them the primary concern in our designs. We give careful thought to accessibility for differently-abled individuals, such as the elderly or those with physical disabilities. We also assign considerable weight to local aesthetic and cultural values.

“By whom and how” gives consideration to the players in the construction process. Workers in India’s construction industry often suffer from a lack of dignity, pay, and even basic training. Frequently migrating from rural areas where they left behind family, land and greater social status, these workers converge upon urban areas with hopes of economic advancing. Our designers are aware of the efforts of these workers, and believe that assuming some responsibility toward due training and proper recognition of good work can go a long way to furthering their lot. Additional responsibilities include ensuring that no child labour is employed at site and that all workers are offered insurance against accident or injury.

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