Our Projects

Audit of Delhi International Airport (DIAL)

Svayam conducted an access audit of the Delhi International Airport terminals. Svayam has also been imparting training and organising sensitization programmes to stakeholders involved in providing services at the airport, including airport staff and airline operators, ground handling agencies, vendors, and officials of Delhi International Airport, the Central Industrial Security Force, Indian Customs, the Foreigners Regional Registration Office, and others.

Audit of New Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) Bus Q Shelters

Svayam audited the bus Q shelters under the Delhi Transport Corporation and reported that access needed to be provided to the shelters from the immediate road or service lane. Svayam suggested a design accepted by DTC, which is now an integral part of their Bus Q shelter design for new tenders.

Audit of Delhi Metro Stations

In 2018, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) awarded ten metro stations to Svayam to conduct an access audit to make them accessible and inclusive for passengers with reduced mobility and those with disabilities. The stations were – AIIMS, Moolchand, Vishwavidyalaya, Jahangirpuri and New Ashok Nagar, Nangloi, Shahdara, Pitampura, and New Delhi. The Svayam team conducted the detailed access audit and offered comprehensive recommendations to help make these stations accessible for passengers with disabilities. Svayam also added best practices to make these stations accessible for all, including the elderly, women, injured, those with disabilities, and more.

Audit of Inter-State Bus Terminus, Kashmere Gate

The inter-state bus terminal at Kashmere Gate is the oldest and most important bus terminal under the Delhi Transport Department. Due to the old structure of the terminus and the high intensity of buses originating and terminating, many access-related concerns needed to be addressed. Common among them were accessible toilets, drinking water, internally accessible walkways, ticketing counters, and accessible connectivity with other modes of transport like taxi/autorickshaw stands, city buses and Delhi Metro. The report was then shared for consideration with the Transport Department, Delhi.

Audit of Monorail in Mumbai

Svayam undertook an access audit of Mumbai Monorail, highlighted the best practices that have been incorporated, and helped provide an accessible transport system. The transport authorities were then presented with the audit report for improvising the inaccessible infrastructure.

Audit of Qutub Minar

As an Access Consultant to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Svayam undertook extensive accessibility audits for the heritage site of Qutub Minar. In 2008, it became the first heritage monument made accessible in India. Svayam and Archaeological Survey of India received the National Tourism Award of Excellence from the Ministry of Tourism in 2009 for making the World Heritage Site Qutub Minar, New Delhi, accessible.

Audit of Humayun's Tomb

Following the success of Qutub Minar, Svayam signed a MoU with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to audit Humayun’s Tomb, another United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared World Heritage Site in Delhi. ASI implemented the feedback and suggestions provided in the audit report to make the site accessible.

Audit of Lal Quila

Lal Quila is another United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared World Heritage Site in Delhi, which was audited by Svayam.

Audit of Red Fort Parking

At the request of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Svayam conducted an audit of the parking area that was developed by the Public Works Department (PWD) and the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The area was earlier occupied by the Indian Army and had many temporary structures. The report was shared with ITDC and ASI for implementation. Significant issues related to accessible pathways, reserved parking lots and accessible toilets were covered in the report.

Audit of Jalianwalla Bagh

Svayam conducted a detailed audit of Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, at the invitation of the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). The report was then shared with ITDC for its execution, covering significant issues related to internal pathways, parking, public conveniences, and exhibition access.

Audit of Fatehpur Sikri Group of Monuments

Svayam conducted an access audit of the Fatehpur Sikri Group of Monuments and shared the access strategies with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ASI implemented the audit recommendations from Svayam, and provisions like ramps, signages, accessible toilet units, ticket counters, a dedicated parking facility, and a defined access route were implemented.

Audit of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Svayam, with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), conducted an access audit of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves to ensure that people with reduced mobility can enjoy and appreciate these ancient caves.

Hyatt Hotel

Svayam conducted an extensive accessibility audit of the hotel, highlighting the needs in areas like washrooms, rooms, lobby, lounges, parking areas, and lifts. A robust accessibility report was shared with the hotel management to make the necessary improvements.

Audit of ITC Rajputana

Svayam conducted an access audit of ITC Rajputana, one of the biggest hospitality giants situated in Jaipur. Svayam, in its findings, highlighted the areas of concern in the property that needed improvements, such as steps, restaurants, and other facilities. An audit report was then submitted to the management to improve the infrastructure with properly accessible facilities.

Ashoka Hotel

Svayam conducted a thorough and comprehensive accessibility audit of the hotel Ashoka in Delhi, emphasising improvements for enhanced accessibility throughout the premises. From installing ramps to refining signage, upgrading restroom facilities, and optimising various spaces, various recommendations were given to the hotel management to make it accessible.

Audit of 240 Public Conveniences

Svayam audited 240 public convenience facilities under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), either being run or proposed to be run on public–private partnership mode. As none of the toilets were accessible for people with reduced mobility, Vvayam provided site-specific solutions and a generic standard design in its audit report. While the standard design was accepted for all the future tenders of the NDMC, the toilet-specific audit recommendations were shared with NDMC for implementation.

Audit, Supreme Court

In 2016, Svayam, as an expert agency, conducted access audits for the Supreme Court of India. Svayam suggested cost-effective solutions to make the premises accessible. During the access audit, the physical accessibility of parking, route, reception, lobby, stairs, ramps, facilities, etc. of the judicial building was reviewed. Svayam, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, conducted the accessibility audit. Today, the Supreme Court is adapting to the path of creating accessible infrastructure.

Audit of Bhikaji Cama Complex

Svayam conducted an access audit of Bhikaji Cama Complex, one of Delhi’s busiest and major district centres, and highlighted inaccessibility issues in the media. The accessibility report was shared with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for improvisation.

Audit of Govt. of India Buildings

Svayam signed an MoA with the Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, to audit around 64 government buildings across identified cities in the country. The Ministry also invited Svayam to be a part of the core committee to harmonise multiple guidelines on barrier-free environments prevailing in the country.

Audit of Police Stations

Svayam partnered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, to undertake an access audit of the police station. The access audit covered 181 police stations, including 11 District Commissioner of Police (DCP) offices in Delhi. The report was shared with the Ministry, which was accepted and welcomed.

Accessible Family Toilet

Svayam initiated an initiative to spread awareness regarding Accessible Family Toilets in rural areas. The campaign was carried out in 138 districts of 14 states. Svayam unveiled key findings from the ground-breaking Accessible Family Toilet Project, and with the help of microfinance institutions, the project turned out to be a loan product worth Rs 3.3 Crore. The project was highlighted by various media houses and reached millions of people, and today, Svayam stands as the first organisation to raise awareness about Accessible Family Toilets in rural areas.

Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Svayam provided accessible transportation to people with reduced mobility during a pandemic by ensuring accessible and barrier-free immunisation drives. Svayam covered 9 out of 11 of India’s government vaccination centres to provide access to transportation in those hard times to people with reduced mobility. The drive touched the lives of 15,000+ families, helping family members with reduced mobility to reach vaccination centres in a dignified manner.

Audit of Ashoka University

Svayam conducted an access audit of Ashoka University, located in Kundli, Haryana, with the objective of making the university campus an inclusive and barrier-free learning space. Svayam pointed out many areas that needed improvements, like lack of web accessibility on the website, inaccessible rooms, reduced number of signages, parking, ramps, tactile, etc.

Audit of O.P. Jindal Global University

Svayam conducted an access audit of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, Haryana, and shared strategies to make the campus environment accessible to all. The audit was carried out to create an inclusive and accessible educational institution that benefits all students, teachers, staff, and management.

Sensitization Workshop with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM)

Every year, Svayam conducts an internship programme for students at BULMIM. As part of the internship, students are given sensitization and awareness workshops on disability equality, accessibility, and universal design and take part in the process of conducting access audits of built public infrastructure from the perspective of its usability by persons with reduced mobility. The students also take part in research surveys.

Audit of the IIT, Sonipat, Haryana Campus

Svayam conducted the access audits of the building from the perspective of its usability for people with reduced mobility. The access audit was intended to identify barriers that existed in the present scenario and make recommendations to overcome them. This benefited people with reduced mobility, including students, teachers, staff, and management.

Khelo India Para Games

Svayam extended its support to para-athletes at the first-ever Khelo India Para Games 2023 by ensuring accessible transportation for 1400+ para-players and sensitizing over 300+ volunteers and officials to provide a seamless experience for para-athletes. Additionally, Svayam audited the three big stadiums, i.e., Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, IG Stadium, and Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range, where the matches were held, to ensure proper accessibility during the games.

Disability Cricket Council of India (DCCI)

Svayam has been a proud supporter of para-sports. Svayam joined hands with the Disability Cricket Council of India (DCCI) to promote para sports that happened at Udaipur with its 3rd National Physical Disability T20 Cricket Championship. Svayam proudly supported para-players by providing customised merchandise and token of appreciation for their exceptional performance. This year-long association with DCCI is dedicated to fostering inclusivity and dignifying the lives of individuals with reduced mobility.

Paralympic Committee of India

The Paralympic Committee of India appointed Svayam as the “Accessibility Partner” for the purpose of providing accessible transportation for para-players, conducting access audits of the identified buildings by PCI, sharing its observations identifying barriers to accessibility, and conducting a training and sensitization programme as per IPC Accessible Guidelines. Under this association, Svayam has supported PCI during the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics and Regional Sports Training held in Bengaluru.

TRANSED – Taiwan

Svayam, Founder – Chairperson, Ms. Sminu Jindal gave away the ‘Svayam Accessibility Awards 2018 (Taiwan Edition)’ at Taipei on the sidelines of 15th International Conference on Mobility and Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled People (TRANSED2018), on 14th November 2018 to leading government and non-government agencies of Taiwan for their wonderful initiatives to promote Accessibility For All and inclusion.

Capacity Building

While the access audit recommends ways of making a building or service more accessible, there may be areas where structural design may not allow much change. Even in case of an emergency, the staff needs to assist customers/us

Accessibility& Audit

The access audit identifies barriers that may exist in the present infrastructure and make recommendations to overcome them. All the good features that exist are also highlighted in the audit. During the audit the team members go around all

Access Consultancy

Svayam also provides consultancy services to help organisations incorporate accessibility at design stage itself and also while the project is executed to ensure that the end product is compliant to the accessibility