Social justice and Empowerment Ministry will launch the “Sugamya Bharat App” via video conference on 2nd March 2021. Union minister will also launch a handbook called “Access – The Photo Digest”.
The Sugamya App and handbook were developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the parent head of the Social justice Ministry. The Sugamya Mobile App can be downloaded after the department will launch it officially from Play Store by the Android users. However, the IOS version of the App will be made available by 15th March 2021.
Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat App is a Crowdsourcing Mobile App which has been developed as a means to sensitise and enhance the accessibility within the 3 pillars of Accessible India Campaign namely- transportation sector, built environment and Information and Communications Technology ecosystem in India.
Features of the Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat App comprises of 5 main features. Out of these features, 4 are directly related to enhancing accessibility while the one is a special feature which cater to the Divyangjan with respect to the COVID-19 related issues. The accessibility related features of the app are- registration regarding the complaints of inaccessibility across 3 broad pillars of Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan. The app also comprises of various user-friendly features such as easy drop-down menus, videos in Hindi and English, sign language interpretation and uploading complaints with photographs.
Registration on the Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat is simple to use because of its easy registration process. The registration only requires three mandatory fields that is Name, Mobile number and Email-id. After the users are registered with the app, they can raise issues with respect to the accessibility.
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