Tuesday, Mar 31 2020 | Time 13:42 Hrs(IST)
  • 299 people from Assam were present near Nizamuddin congregation: Health Min
  • Germany registers over 4,600 new COVID-19 cases, 128 fatalities over past 24 hours
  • COVID-19: Meghalaya makes home delivery of liquor
  • Aggressive contact tracing of positive cases key to combat Coronavirus: Kansal
  • Thailand reports 127 new COVID-19 cases, 1,651 in total
  • Thunderstorm, lightning likely to struck Telangana
  • Mauritania confirms first death from COVID-19 - Health Minister
  • Rohit Sharma donates Rs 80 lakh to fight pandemic
  • Srinagar-Jammu national highway remains closed for 5th day
  • Corona: People who attended Nizammuddin gathering should come forward, says Muslim cleric
  • Salman Khan’s nephew Abdullah Khan passes away
  • K'taka: 6 commit suicide due to ban on liquor shops amid lockdown
  • Five new cases surface in M'rashtra, toll rises to 225
  • Youth injured by gunmen in Kulgam, dies at SKIMS in Srinagar
  • India calls for affordable access to medicines, easier movement of health specialists across borders

Hundred accessible websites for Divyangs

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) In a path-breaking initiative to empower persons with disabilities, 100 Accessible websites of various State Governments/UTs were launched by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot here on Friday.
On the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla and Krishna Pal Gurjar were also present.

Accessible Websites are those websites into which Persons with Disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web, and that they can contribute to the Web.
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) initiated a “Website Accessibility Project” for State Government/Union Territories under Accessible India Campaign through ERNET India, an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), to make total 917 websites accessible and providing funds for the same.
Now 100 accessible websites are made accessible under the project.

Under Accessible India Campaign, the aim of the conference was to sensitise and bring awareness among different stakeholders, including the officials of state government on accessibility in the context of recently enacted Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2016.
The Campaign has three important components --Built Environment; Transport and Information and Communication Eco-system accessibility.

In his address, Mr Gehlot said, ''The Divyangjans are an integral part of our society and we have to play an active role for their welfare.'' He said the aim of the campaign was to make a barrier free environment for persons with disabilities all over the country for safe, dignified life of Persons with Disabilities.
He said that around 5,800 ADIP camps had been organised nationwide by his ministry for distribution of assistive device to Divyangjans. He opined that such Accessible websites will play an important role in proper dissemination of Governments policies and schemes for the welfare of Divyangjans.

Mr Sampla in his address said the DEPwD was doing a commendable job in this regard.

Mr Gurjar said during past three and a half years, many revolutionary steps have been taken by DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment for the welfare of Divyangjans. He said,''We need to empower the Divyangjans so that they can lead a normal life.''

ERNET India (MEITY) is executing the project which is funded by DEPwD under Accessibility India Campaign. So far, 917 websites across 27 States & UT have been chosen from the list of websites which have been provided by the State Social Welfare Departments through DEPwD.
Currently there are 917 Accessible Websites, 244 are Under Development; 208 are Developed and Internally Audited while 100 are live.
More News
COVID 19: 1,251 confirmed cases, 32 deaths, 101 cured in the country

COVID 19: 1,251 confirmed cases, 32 deaths, 101 cured in the country

31 Mar 2020 | 12:46 PM

New Delhi, Mar 30 UNI The number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country mounted to 1,251 on Tuesday, the government said.

see more..
24 people present at congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz test positive for COVID-19

24 people present at congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin Markaz test positive for COVID-19

31 Mar 2020 | 12:23 PM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) A total of 24 people who were present at a religious congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in the National Capital have been tested positive for COVID-19, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday.

see more..
Between stress and virus: Psychologists on how to help oneself & others

Between stress and virus: Psychologists on how to help oneself & others

31 Mar 2020 | 12:09 PM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The COVID-19 pandemic is causing an ambiguous psychological reaction in people: some are calm or careless, excited or worried, while others are panicked.

see more..

NTA extends last date for online application forms submission for various exams

31 Mar 2020 | 11:57 AM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The National Testing Agency has revised the dates of submission of online application forms for various examinations, including to Jawaharlal Nehru University, in view of the hardships being faced by the parents and the students due to COVID-19 lockdown.

see more..
FY 2019-20 comes to end with big challenge ahead

FY 2019-20 comes to end with big challenge ahead

31 Mar 2020 | 10:21 AM

New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) With the end of Financial Year-2019-20 on Tuesday, India is gearing up for an all-out effort to counter the economic slowdown, likely to emerge in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak.

see more..