Lok Sabha passes disability bill

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Friday passed by voice vote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which makes accessibility a mandatory requirement.

The bill, which replaces the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, has been brought in to comply with the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which India signed in 2007.