Lalit Kumar is a disability rights activist, web developer, and author from New Delhi, India. A polio survivor and with low mobility in both legs, he has specialized in social work for 15 years and is widely regarded as a role model and advocate for youth with disabilities. His relentless work for the empowerment of others with disabilities has had a direct and positive impact on the lives of thousands in India and abroad.
Lalit is the Founder and Chairman of Evara Foundation, a prominent disability rights nonprofit organization in India. He has also worked to increase accessible resources for Indians with disabilities, with topics ranging from parasports to public policy. He created the integrated disability information online resource platform called WeCapable, and its audio-visual counterpart Dashamlav, which serve a combined 370,000 individuals each month. In addition, Lalit also developed India’s first free Braille Code generator based on the Bharati Braille Standard in several Indian languages, web accessibility testing tools, and fingerspelling teaching tools.
Lalit’s well-received autobiographical book Vitamin Zindagi, first published in Hindi, has been translated into many languages.