New Delhi: Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot has launched the Sugamya Bharat app on Tuesday. It is a crowd sourcing mobile application. Along with this, he has also launched a handbook, titled Access the Photo Digest. With the help of the app, people with disabilities will be able to register problems related to accessibility faced by older buildings, transport mediums or in any infrastructure. For this, photos will have to be uploaded on the app. They will also be able to get information on matters related to it through the app.
The mobile app will also address issues related to corona virus by people with disabilities. The app and handbook has been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Gehlot said that the Sugamya Bharat app is a crowdsourcing mobile application. There are five main features in the app, four of which are directly related to increasing accessibility, while the fifth is a special feature related only to cases related to the corona virus for the differently-abled.
The ministry said that the features related to accessibility include three major principles of the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, registration of complaints, positive feedback of examples, discussion on good things shared by people, guidelines related to accessibility and circulars.