Implementation of WCAG  In India and the Way Forward By Shilpi Kapoor Director  BarrierBreak Technologies
Indian Scenario - Timeline <ul><li>February 2008  – W3C address the concept of Web Accessibility at Techshare India </li><...
WCAG is an opportunity.. <ul><li>India has ratified the UN Convention for Rights of People with Disabilities </li></ul><ul...
Some Myths about WCAG <ul><li>It is for the blind </li></ul><ul><li>Only about disabled… and disabled people don’t access ...
Implementation is the issue… <ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive Tec...
Let Technology be Inclusive! <ul><li>Assistive Technology Products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual   Impairment </li></ul></u...
Where to Contact Me? <ul><li>email:  [email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>office: +91-22-2686 0485/6 </li></ul><ul><li>Conn...
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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.
  • Implementation of accessibility & wcag in india and the way forward

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