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

From: Shankar Subbiah S <shankar@agateinfotek.in>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2015 22:24:15 +0530
Message-ID: <CAOm8XPq4G=xUcVvwjFJq+ivBFqEVqqp9wOp+rA4jA0mvkAF_kQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ramya Venkitesh <ramya@barrierbreak.com>
Cc: public-accessibilityinindia@w3.org
Thank you Ramya for the Minutes of the meeting.

As informed by Shilpi, the scenario in Chennai on Accessible India Campaign
is also not so clear. I go with the points of adding accessible websites,
public utility software development happening for service kiosks too, and
too make accessibility as a feature of procurement proposal / tenders.

Looking forward to next meeting.

With best regards,

Shankar

On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 12:38 PM, W3C Community Development Team <
team-community-process@w3.org> wrote:

> 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
>
>
>
> ----------
>
> This post sent on Accessibility in India Community Group
>
>
>
> 'Minutes of the meeting - 28th October 2015'
>
>
> https://www.w3.org/community/accessibilityinindia/2015/11/03/minutes-of-the-meeting-28th-october-2015/
>
>
>
> Learn more about the Accessibility in India Community Group:
>
> https://www.w3.org/community/accessibilityinindia
>
>
>
>
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