Lok Sabha passes disability bill

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New Delhi : On Friday, Lok Sabha passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement.

The final decision has been taken by voice vote.

The bill, which replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, has been brought in to comply with the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which India signed in 2007.