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About Us

The Laboratory of Inclusive Design (LID) is driven by the goal of “inclusion for all” with universal design as a philosophy guided by human centric approach. Our work at LID focuses on diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities, children, aging, gender perspectives, along with cultural and economic dimensions of accessibility. Anchored on a human-centric design philosophy  and a holistic environmental approach, we aim to provide accessible solutions spanning across domains of built infrastructure, information systems, assistive technologies, and service models.

Laboratory of Inclusive Design wishes everyone an Inclusive new year
May the light of Inclusive Design touch every soul. Excluding none
Happy New Year 2023


To create and support the development of inclusive environments in India and beyond, through an interdisciplinary understanding of design, architecture, planning, science, technology, social sciences, policies and human-centric approaches.





1st Prize in Paper Presentation awarded to Aishwarya Isha
Gendered Perspectives on Urban Public Spaces: Cases from India and the World
at 6th National Conference on Disability, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Well-being
Hosted by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai


Paper Presented by Divyang Purkayastha & Gaurav Raheja
Interpreting Inclusion for Sanitation Perspectives from India: A Contextual Approach to Universal Design
at Sixth International Conference on Universal Design (UD2022)
Hosted by University of Brescia, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and University of Trieste, Italy


Paper Presented by Divyang Purkayastha & Gaurav Raheja 
Methodological Enquiry on Inclusivity in Public Sanitation in Indian Cities: An Interdisciplinary Approach for Contextual Research

at 2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS Conference)
Hosted by University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil


Paper Presented by Divyang P, Gaurav Raheja & Amit Hajela
Spatial Relationships in Vertical Housing During COVID Times : A Study in an Indian Urban Neighbourhood
at 1st International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS)
Hosted by University of Gaborone, Botswana

LID in a Glimpse



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