creating an inclusive world
Creating an inclusive world...
The video highlights the frustration of a person with visual disabilty using an inaccessible app and the joy of using an accessible app. The video highlights the business case for making apps accessible as per accessibility standards. There is a huge customer base of more than one billion people with disabilities worldwide and control over 8 trillion dollars of disposable income as per an international study.
People with disabilities may face additional barriers
during the lockdown period, like access to information and
services; they may need certain reasonable accommodation for
remote working. We wanted to ensure that employees with
disabilities are not discriminated against in any way.
Hence, these guidelines for employers have been developed by
Wipro with the support of DEOC entitled 'COVID-19 Disability Inclusive
Response at Workplace'
Many educational institutions have been have started
imparting online education. However, students with
disabilities are facing challenges in accessing online
education due to several barriers because of lack of access to
technology, books, etc. Even after the lockdown, educational
institutions may have to adapt to the "new normal", such as
remote learning, physical distancing, etc. This "new normal"
should be non-discriminating and inclusive to people with
disabilities. Hence DEOC and Javed Abdi Foundation have
developed the Guidelines for Educational institutions,
Recommendations for Educational Institutions