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Govt Launches 100 Websites with Improved Accessibility for People with Disabilities

January 24, 2018

New Delhi, Jan 19: The Centre on Friday launched 100 accessible websites of various state governments and union territories for persons with  Persons with Disabilities. In an event in the national capital, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawarchand Gahlot said Divyangjans are an integral part of our society and we have to play an active role for their welfare.

Accessible Websites are those websites into which Persons with Disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.

He said that Accessible India Campaign is a nationwide flagship campaign of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The aim of the campaign is to make a barrier-free environment for persons with disabilities all over the country for safe, dignified life of Persons with Disabilities.

The aim of the conference was to sensitize and bring awareness among different stakeholders including the officials of state government on accessibility in the context of recently enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2016. The Accessible India Campaign has three important components viz Built Environment; Transport and Information and Communication Eco-system accessibility.

ERNET India (MEITY) is executing the project which is funded by DEPwD under Accessibility India Campaign so far 917 websites across 27 States & UT have been chosen from the list of websites which have been provided by the State Social Welfare Departments through DEPwD.