IT is insensitive on our part not to design our buildings, roads, pathways, etc., keeping in mind the need of special persons with special needs. The situation has become adverse, especially in our educational institutions where many students are seen struggling to survive.

To start with, there are always staircases at the entrance of the universities without having any ramps. Once this hurdle is passed, the size of the classroom doors does not allow a wheelchair to be brought in.

Moreover, the class schedules are made so that the classes are held on top floors without realising the fact that there exist no lifts.

Though as a nation we have become insensitive to the plight of fellow human beings, at least a few very basic steps can be taken to ensure that the ones who need our help the most are taken care of.

DR IRFAN ZAFAR Islamabad

Updated Nov 28, 2012 12:06am

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zehra
Nov 28, 2012 01:39pm
Good suggestion, Our country badly need to review every universities and school,college ,offices and mosques they are suppose to build in a way that wheelchairs can passed easily also one more thing they also build restroom for them i see in in America . Canada even in Iran they have wash room for wheelchairs users in public buses there are special ramp for them so that they easily get in and out