Accessibility Reviews

IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation) has recently revamped it’s portal and good news is that users do not require to login to check availability of tickets, search trains etc., Here is a quick review from accessibility prospective. As the site loads, a banner appears talking about 48 months of NDA government but keyboard focus… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: IRCTC Next Generation Ticketing System portal

Last weekend, we did a quick round trip to Hyderabad from Bangalore on Air Asia; here is our expereince as a family with 2 children and both of us having some disability (Hema has problem with her right hand and I’m a person with low vision).

Check-in counter staff both in Bangalore and Hyderabad are sensitive enough and arranged a personnel to assist us. However, they are not sensitized towards how and why they should be assisting us. That person was just walking ahead of us and once we found it difficult to trace him. AirAsia have announced a priority boarding but that sequence was not maintained after boarding the transit bus.

Continue Reading AirAsia provides reasonable accommodation; what can they do better?

We always believe that any learning should come from education and educational institutions. In India, if not more, at least we are talking about digital accessibility since 2008 (I’m saying it as that is the year when Government of India has published Guidelines for Indian Government Websites). There are about 46 universities run by Central… Continue Reading Accessibility Status of Central Government Universities in India

Noticed that Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has re-designed its website and here are list of quick accessibility findings. Note that this is not a complete assessment report. Slider images do not have appropriate alternate text. They are provided something like “Slider 1, Slider 2 etc.” Page has about 11 color… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Home page of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

A while ago, Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities has launched Swavlamban Card portal to provide disability certificate and Unique Disability ID to persons with disabilities. I have pleased to see there has been a lot of care taken towards ensuring accessibility of the portal. Some of the positive things done on this portal:… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID) Portal of Government of India