India: City Administration Plans to Establish Sensory Park

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, March 25 2021

The Chandigarh Smart City Limited will be coming up with a first-of-its-kind Sensory Park.

In a tender floated by the Chandigarh Smart City Limited, the park will be developed at a cost of Rs 1.74 crore.

These are specialised parks for all kinds of visitors, with special emphasis on children with disabilities, providing individual and combined sensory opportunities to users, who may not normally experience them. A sensory garden, for example, may contain features that are accessible to the disabled individual such as scented and edible plants, tactile sculptures, water features designed to make sound and play over the hands, textured surfaces, magnifying-glass screens, Braille signage and audio induction loop descriptions. It is likely to provide an extensive provision for engaging and enhancing the abilities of disabled individuals.

Originally Published in the Indian Express

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