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Implementation of accessibility & wcag in india and the way forward
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Implementation of accessibility & wcag in india and the way forward
Implementation of accessibility & wcag in india and the way forward
Implementation of accessibility & wcag in india and the way forward
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Implementation of accessibility & web accessibility in India. The timeline of accessibility in India and the myths and way forward as seen by BarrierBreak!

Implementation of accessibility & web accessibility in India. The timeline of accessibility in India and the myths and way forward as seen by BarrierBreak!

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  • Understanding Guidelines for Indian Government Websites By Mamta Tandel Head – Accessible Development BarrierBreak Technologies
  • What’s in the Next Slide? Slide Title - Types of Disabilities Types of Disabilities, such as Functional and Situational.
  • What’s in the Next Slide? Slide Title - Types of Disabilities Types of Disabilities, such as Functional and Situational.
  • What’s in the Next Slide? Slide Title - Types of Disabilities Types of Disabilities, such as Functional and Situational.
  • What’s in the Next Slide? Slide Title - Types of Disabilities Types of Disabilities, such as Functional and Situational.
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    • 1. Implementation of WCAG In India and the Way Forward By Shilpi Kapoor Director BarrierBreak Technologies
    • 2. Indian Scenario - Timeline
      • February 2008 – W3C address the concept of Web Accessibility at Techshare India
      • December 2008 – WCAG 2.0 released
      • February 2009 – Release of Guideline for Indian Government Websites at http://web.guidelines.gov.in adoption of Level A and some parts of Level AA
      • April 2009 – National Portal of India launched as Accessible Website
      • January 2010 – First Ministry to have an accessible website – Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
      • As of Today – Only a maximum of 20 websites out of 6000 government websites are accessible
    • 3. WCAG is an opportunity..
      • India has ratified the UN Convention for Rights of People with Disabilities
      • Since it impacts people beyond people with disabilities like:
        • Low bandwidth users
        • Illiterate
        • Elderly
        • You and me!
    • 4. Some Myths about WCAG
      • It is for the blind
      • Only about disabled… and disabled people don’t access my website
      • It’s a checklist
      • It is only about Web Sites
      • I can use an automated tool and BOOM my website is accessible
      • Accessibility is not my ONUS
      • Authoring tools don’t support accessibility
    • 5. Implementation is the issue…
      • Training
        • Accessibility
        • Assistive Technology
      • Research & Development
      • Building an eco-system around developers and assistive technology
      • Working on Standard Bodies
      • Monitoring of the Implementation
    • 6. Let Technology be Inclusive!
      • Assistive Technology Products
        • Visual Impairment
        • Hearing Impairment
        • Mobility Impairment
        • Learning Impairment
        • Elderly
      • Accessibility Services
        • Accessible
        • Web Development
        • POUR Accessibility Testing
          • Design Review
          • Template Review
          • Component Test
          • Product Accessibility Testing
          • Task Oriented Testing
        • Accessible Conversion
          • Digital Talking Book
          • PDF Conversion
      • Events and Initiatives
    • 7. Where to Contact Me?
      • email: [email_address]
      • office: +91-22-2686 0485/6
      • Connect with me at:
      • Shilpi_Kapoor

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