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Minutes of the meeting - 28th October 2015

From: Ramya Venkitesh <ramya@barrierbreak.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 12:32:12 +0530
To: <public-accessibilityinindia@w3.org>
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Dear All,

 

We had our conference call on the 28th of October, 2015 where we discussed
about Accessible India Campaign and how we can support the Government of
India by creating awareness on accessibility and assistive technology. 

 

Shilpi Kapoor gave us a detailed information on what is the current status
of the Campaign where she mentioned that the Accessible India Campaign
mainly focuses on four areas & shared some of the targets set in the
strategy paper released by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with
Disabilities:

*         Barrier-free Infrastructure

*         Barrier-free Transportation

*         Accessibility ICT & Websites

*         Sign Language Interpreters

The implementation on the ground looks very unclear at this stage and we
need to support by working on standards and guidelines, training and
suggestions for a public procurement policy.

 

There was discussion on the accessibility index which the Government will be
unveiling on December 3 as a part of the campaign, which will rate companies
across public and private sectors for disabled -friendly initiatives. There
is a need to add accessible websites, technology, products and services to
this index beyond hiring of people with disabilities, infrastructure & hr
policies. 

 

Block you calendars for the next sessions:

*         Learning Session -2 has been scheduled for the 18th of November
2015 at 10 am - 11 am by Nawaz from PayPal on "Top 10 Accessibility mistakes
and why, along with some testing tips".

*         On our next conference call the members have decided to discuss
'how technology can be a part of the accessibility index by the Accessible
India Campaign?' will be on 9th December, 2015, 10 am - 11 am 

Wishing you all a very Happy & Prosperous Diwali and looking forward to see
you all in our next learning session. And yes, please ensure to spread a
word about these calls so that we can have maximum people participating and
contributing. 

 

 

 

Warm Regards

Ramya

 
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