Dr. Satendra Singh
University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Based in Delhi, India, Dr. Singh is best described as a healer, a teacher, a disability rights crusader, and an advocate for disability employment in the medical and health care industries. Acquiring a physical disability in his legs due to polio when he was nine months old, Dr. Singh went on to become a medical doctor and a professor at the University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi. A firm believer in diversity and inclusion, he fought discrimination to bring policy reforms that unlocked 1,674 faculty posts for doctors with disabilities. His tireless work also helped raise the bar for web accessibility standards in hospitals under the Government of Delhi.
As a professor, Dr. Singh strongly believes that education has the power break down barriers in communication, attitudes, and opportunities for medical students with disabilities. Outside of the health care industry, Dr. Singh played an integral role in making India’s 2014 General Elections in Delhi accessible to people with disabilities. In recognition of his accomplishments, he received the State Award from the Government of Delhi. Today, he continues to work toward improved accessibility— including medical institutions, banks, and post offices — across India.