Why Web Accessibility?
Web accessibility is important because it ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to the information and functionality provided on the internet, which is a fundamental right. It makes the web more inclusive and allows People with Disabilities to fully participate in society by providing them with the same opportunities and information as Non-Disabled individuals.
What we Do
We conduct Accessibility testing in three ways:Manual, Automation and Screen Reading Testing
. Color Contrast
. Keyboard Accessibility
. Accessibility Checkers
. AccessibilityAutomation Tools
. Page Responsiveness
. Voice-Over Talk back
. NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver MAC (Desktop)
Guidelines We Follow
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies tomake their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people withdisabilities. The law (29 U.S.C § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when theydevelop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public accessto information comparable to the access available to others. Read More
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities(RPWD) Act, 2016
The RPWD Act was enacted in December 2016. It promotes and protects the rights and dignity of people with disabilities in various aspects of life – educational, social, legal,economic,cultural and political. It applies to government, non government and private organisations. It has mandates and timelines for establishments to ensure accessibility of infrastructure and services. It has implementing mechanisms like Disability Commissioner’s Offices at the Centre and State level, District Committees, Boards and Committees for planning and monitoring the implementation of the Act, Special Courts at District level and so on. It has penalties in case of violation of any provisions of the Act. Read more
The National education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisagesthat education is the foremost primary measure toachieve economic and social mobility; inclusion. and equality. The Government India launched theAccessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) to ensure the equal participation andinclusion of persons with disabilities in all activities,Recognizing, accommodating and meeting the needs of the persons with disabilities coming from diverse backgrounds. it becomes the primary responsibility for the higher education institutions(HEIs) to provide the facilities that enable persons with disabilities having diverse social-economic backgrounds to live independently and participatefully in all aspects of their educational life at HEIs.To know more you may visit the link:https://uamp.ugc.ac.in/.