A few years back, I was introduced to WAVE by a friend working at Microsoft Accessibility . Since then this website has been my go to place every time I am trying to improve the accessibility on my websites. Today I am picking the top seven Indian government websites I frequent, and checking their accessibility reports by WAVE.
- Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Website | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Supreme Court of India | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Telangana State Portal | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Andhra Pradesh State Portal | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
- Accessible India Campaign | Report of Accessibility from WAVE
Can we expect full societal participation from persons with disabilities in India without providing them with equal access to all information available for every citizen of the country?
Today I participated in my first ever #AXSChat. AXSChats are aimed at bringing together people from all over the world to talk about #accessibility and #a11y. Even though I always knew these websites (that I have been using almost on a daily basis) are not accessible for everyone, I kept moving on with my work. Today after reading through all the conversations on #AXSChats, I realised that
providing full accessibility on any website or for any web based content cannot be a choice of convenience.
It has to be built into the systems and procedures that plan and design the web content.