To empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 accessible websites of various State Governments/Union Territories were launched early this year under the Accessible India Campaign.
This is part of a “Website Accessibility Project” for State Government/Union Territories (union territories are administered directly by the central government) initiated by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan or DEPwD) under Accessible India Campaign .
The Project is being executed by ERNET India, an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY). It aims to make a total 917 websites accessible and now 100 accessible websites have been made accessible under the project. The Project is funded by DEPwD.
Websites are made accessible by making them compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standard organisation for the World Wide Web.