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Minutes of the meeting - 28th October 2015 [via Accessibility in India Community Group]

From: W3C Community Development Team <team-community-process@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 07:08:51 +0000
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



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