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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!

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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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  • Implementation of WCAG In India and the Way Forward By Shilpi Kapoor Director BarrierBreak Technologies
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Where to Contact Me?
    • email: [email_address]
    • office: +91-22-2686 0485/6
    • Connect with me at:
    • Shilpi_Kapoor