Volume 6 Issue 2 - July 01, 2009
N.A.S.S.C.O.M. to set up accessibility forum
D.N.I.S. News Network, India: There is good news for the Indian disability sector. After much rallying, N.A.S.S.C.O.M. has decided to set up a forum on accessibility. Currently, they are in the process of identifying subject matter specialists who would be able to provide valuable guidance to the accessibility policies and processes that can be adopted by its members.
Javed Abidi, Honorary Director, N.C.P.E.D.P., has been in touch with representatives of N.A.S.S.C.O.M. on this issue and has welcomed the move.
“This is a major breakthrough for the Indian disability sector. The I.T. industry needs to be more in tune with the needs of people with disabilities. In fact, we have been demanding that websites adopt W.C.A.G. 2.0 guidelines for quite some time now,” he said.
A meeting is expected to be convened some time soon, once the members of the forum are finalized.
N.A.S.S.C.O.M. is a consortium that serves as an interface between the Indian software industry and the government. It sets the tone for I.T. policies.
DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
Draft Mental Health Care Bill
- List of Awardees 2013 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1.44 MB)
- List of Awardees 2012 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (804 KB)
- List of Awardees 2011 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (864 KB)
- List of Awardees 2010 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (623 KB)
SHELL HELEN KELLER AWARDS
NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awardees 2013
New Disability Law
- MSJE urges Finance Minister to “keep people with disability in mind”
- Ministerial faux pas – D. Napoleon lets slip his ignorance on disability issues
- N.A.S.S.C.O.M. to set up accessibility forum
- Barrier free constructions in the next three years
- 99.8 percent disabled students do not make it to Class XII
- C.D.P.F. Executive Committee workshop in Uganda
- Core Group on Health to look into disability certificates
- ‘Readable’ to be launched soon
- Semi low floor buses not disabled friendly
- Visually impaired person treks to Beas Kund
Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by: