Years ago, when Malini Chib, 45, worked at Oxford Bookstore, she couldn't use the ladies room as it was not disabled-friendly. “This is one of the problems that the disabled in this city face,” said Chib who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth.
Now, Chib is the founder and chairperson of ADAPT (Able Disabled All People Together) Rights Group, which fights for the rights of the differently-abled.
Due to her motor disability, communication is a major hurdle. But at her office in Colaba, when people are unable to comprehend what she is saying, all she needs to do is lightly graze her fingers on her laptop to type what she wants to say.
This winner of a national award for empowering people with disabilities says, “More awareness is required.”
Although things have improved for the disabled in the past few years, Chib aims to make the city “more accessible for the disabled."