Teacher training website to be made accessible to people with disabilities

The website of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, NITTTR, will be made accessible to the disabled, especially the blind. The institute website is adding facilities as per global standards, according to which accessibility option should be provided to those who find reading difficult.

The website is in the final stages and will be accessible by the end of February 2018. The features that will be added will be accessible to the blind as well as the partially blind. The project has been funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

The institute has been sanctioned Rs 79 lakh for the project. This also covers the cost of the infrastructure to make the institute disabled-friendly.

The project will carry out works under SIPDA (Scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act). Under this, the institute will provide a barrier-free environment in all buildings like lifts for vertical conveyance, renovation of toilets and construction of ramps. The institute will also set up a resource centre for persons with disabilities, with various software applicable to them.

Construction work has already been completed. There will be a screen reader facility on the modified website so that the matter is dictated to the blind use when its opened.

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