Stuff We Do


Develop post -hospital rehabilitation centers, including sports, educational and vocational rehabilitation, for spinal cord patients throughout India, beginning in Visakhapatnam and across


"Road Safety consciousness and Social Justice for persons with mobility disabilit"


Provide through various platforms and mechanisms - knowledge, Experiences and good practices in Road Safety.


To Set various communication channels (website, newsletter, online forum, social media) and organize meeting and conferences

Empowering PwMD

Promote an interdisciplinary approach to the selection, implementation and provide Assistive Technology Services to meet educational, vocational, transitional and independent living goals of individuals with disabilities


Working with Government and Non-Government partners to provide advocacy and promote public policy for improved Road Safety and implement Supreme Court Guidelines on Good Samaritan Policy.

Our Vision and Mission

Mission "Minimize occurrence of disability in India and increase independent and productive life for persons with mobility disability especially for Person with Spinal Cord Injury"
Our Vision "Road Safety consciousness and Social Justice for persons with mobility disability"

A Little About Us

THE ABILITY PEOPLE (TAP) is a non-profit, Non-Government and Disable People’s Organization in Visakhapatnam. In 2007, this organization started by a group of spinal cord injured persons headed by Mr. Dilip Patro, the Founder & secretary of TAP, Software Engineer and a wheelchair user after SCI (Spinal Cord Injury).

A road crash in 1997 resulted in a serious spinal injury & left him as a quadriplegic - paralyzed neck below. From his experience, the idea of establishing a fully equipped organization as taken birth. To achieve our vision of promoting the Road safety awareness and help to get social justice with a motive to reach out all the sections of the community mainly the economically backward section and to provide facilities with minimal charge, We hope to achieve our mission to acknowledge Spinal Injury as an independent disability and have future policy guidelines developed to improve the quality of life of our friends with SCI. Our motto is to avoid people dying of complications, which can be easily be avoided and despite this disability which affects over 80% of the body, people can lead successful family and professional lives..