Sugamya Bharat App available to download at google play store for android mobile phone users. Central minister Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually launched “Sugamya Bharat App” as a crowd-sourcing mobile application and a handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest” to enhance accessibility. In this article, we will provide you with the direct link as well as how to download Sugamya Bharat mobile app at smartphones, its benefits and complete details.
Sugamya Bharat App will enable people with disabilities and even the elderly to register accessibility-related problems in buildings, in modes of transport or any infrastructure by uploading pictures on it. They can also receive information on accessibility-related issues through the app. This Accessible India mobile app will also address coronavirus-related issues faced by the differently abled.
The app and the handbook have been developed by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Sugamya Bharat App Download from Google Playstore
Sugamya Bharat – Accessible India mobile application is launched with a vision to create an inclusive barrier free environment by identifying the gaps and facilitate their remedial by concerned authorities. The application is intended to crowdsource the issues and possible solutions related to accessibility from citizens. The Sugamya Bharat Application is also intended to register appreciation from public to identify best practices in creating barrier free infrastructure. Here is the direct link to download Sugamya Bharat App from google play store –
The page to download Sugamya Bharat App from goolge playstore will appear as shown below:-
People can simply click at the “Install” button and the app will automatically start downloading on the smartphones. The mobile app can be downloaded from Play Store by Android users. The iOS version of the app will be available by March 15, 2021.
Key Features of Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat app – a crowd-sourcing mobile application is a means for sensitising and enhancing accessibility in the three pillars of the Accessible India Campaign i.e. built environment, transportation sector and ICT ecosystem in India. Here are some of the important features of the Sugamya Bharat App:-
- Sign up: One time sign up is required to get user login
- Dashboard: A dashboard for lodging and monitoring after login
- Appreciation for the facilities used by Divyangjan
- Complaints lodged by the user and track of complaints status at real-time mode
- Facility to send reminder to the lodged complaint and tracking the status
- Email acknowledgement at the time of registering of complaint, appreciation
- Updates such as latest events, advisories, recent guidelines posted by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
- Provision of uploading the geotagged picture of the available infrastructure
- Integration of Accessibility features enabling Divyangjan to hassle-free navigation
Benefits of Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat app provides 5 main features, four of which are directly related to enhancing accessibility, while the fifth is a special feature meant only for people with disabilities for coronavirus-related issues. The accessibility-related features include the registration of complaints of inaccessibility across the three broad pillars of the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan, positive feedback of examples and best practices worth emulating being shared by people as jan-bhagidhari, departmental updates, and guidelines / circulars related to accessibility.
Jan Bhagidari to Resolve Issues Related to Accessiblity
In order to take accessibility to the public domain by involving the people, PM envisioned a mobile application wherein the issues related to accessibility being faced by people with disabilities and others can be crowdsourced through ‘jan-bhagidhari’. This crowd-sourcing will serve two-fold purpose which are as follows:-
- Generating sensitisation and awareness about the need for accessibility
- Bring in a perceptible change in accessible features being provided in built-up spaces, the transportation sector and other services.
Implementation of accessibility-related activities across the country would help towards the vision of creating an universally accessible and inclusive India under the Accessible India Campaign.
User Friendly Features of Sugamya Bharat App
The Sugamya Bharat app has been provided with several user-friendly features like
- Easy drop-down menus
- Videos in Hindi and English
- Sign language interpretation to demonstrate process of registration
- Uploading complaints with photographs
- Font size adjustment
- Color contrasting option
- Text to speech converter
- Integrated Screen Reader in Hindi and English
The mobile app is made accessible for ease of use for persons with disabilities also.
Sugamya Bharat Mobile App Languages
It is available in 10 regional languages, namely, Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil, Odiya, Kannada, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Malayalam. The app also has provision of easy photo uploads with geo tagging option of the premise where accessibility intervention is required. The app has provision for providing notifications to the users at the time of registration, regular status updates as well as at the time of resolution and closure of the complaint.
Access – The Photo Digest Handbook Launch
Gehlot said the handbook entitled “Access – The Photo Digest” is a collection of photographs from across different states and UTs. This book is envisaged as a tool and guide to sensitise stakeholders about 10 basic features of accessibility and related good-bad practices in easy to understand pictorial form. The electronic version of this handbook will also be available on the app and the website of the department.
Source / Reference Link: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/sugamya-bharat-app-launched-to-ease-accessibility-issues-faced-by-differently-abled-in-buildings-transport-system/articleshow/81295550.cms