The design for special needs issue of insite throws light on a handful of professionals and their
efforts towards inclusivity in a plurality of spaces.The lead story features Conrad Gonsalves discussing the various psychological and physical aspects of designing smart senior spaces. Ms. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, IAS, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India; shares the initiatives, challenges and roadmap of the Department. The INSITE Story features Mathru School for the blind by Chitra Vishwanath; activities and contributions of Ekansh trust in Pune; Kavitha Krishnamoorthy shares the idea of Inclusive play spaces for children; Abhishek Ray emphasises on Designing for everybody through the story on Universal Design. The INSITE Icon features Ashok Lall's inclusive approach to school design. Associations and connotations of the wheel is discussed through the works of Ankit Patel in the Art Insight section. Get an insight into Arjun Rathi's universe of old world and contemporary in Craft Insight. The Designer's insight features Loreal Training Academy by Group DCA.