Web Accessibility Audit

Introduction to WCAG 3

WCAG 3 is currently an incomplete draft. It is intended to develop into a W3C Standard in a few years. The current standard, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), is introduced in the WCAG 2 Overview.

Disability and Inclusion

Stephen R Covey once said, “Strength lies in our differences, not our similarities.”Disability inclusion is the process of promoting the participation of people with disabilities in day to day roles and activities.

What is Accessibility?

We do not choose the bodies that we are gifted with. All of us come in different shapes and sizes, sometimes filled with blemishes and imperfections. These structures are normally erected without concerning those with disabilities.

Why Web Accessibility?

Web accessibility is important because it ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to the information and functionality provided on the internet, which is a fundamental right. It makes the web more inclusive and allows People with Disabilities to fully participate in society by providing them with the same opportunities and information as Non-Disabled individuals.

What we Do

We conduct Accessibility testing in three ways:Manual, Automation and Screen Reading Testing

Manual Testing

. Color Contrast
. Keyboard Accessibility


. Accessibility Checkers
. AccessibilityAutomation Tools
. Page Responsiveness

Screen ReadingTesting

. Voice-Over Talk back
. NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver MAC (Desktop)

Guidelines We Follow

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies tomake their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people withdisabilities. The law (29 U.S.C § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when theydevelop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public accessto information comparable to the access available to others.

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities(RPWD) Act, 2016

The RPWD Act was enacted in December 2016. It promotes and protects the rights and dignity of people with disabilities in various aspects of life – educational, social, legal,economic,cultural and political. It applies to government, non government and private organisations. It has mandates and timelines for establishments to ensure accessibility of infrastructure and services. It has implementing mechanisms like Disability Commissioner’s Offices at the Centre and State level, District Committees, Boards and Committees for planning and monitoring the implementation of the Act, Special Courts at District level and so on. It has penalties in case of violation of any provisions of the Act.

UGC Notice

The National education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisagesthat education is the foremost primary measure toachieve economic and social mobility; inclusion. and equality. The Government India launched theAccessible India Campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) to ensure the equal participation andinclusion of persons with disabilities in all activities,Recognizing, accommodating and meeting the needs of the persons with disabilities coming from diverse backgrounds. it becomes the primary responsibility for the higher education institutions(HEIs) to provide the facilities that enable persons with disabilities having diverse social-economic backgrounds to live independently and participatefully in all aspects of their educational life at HEIs.To know more you may visit the link:https://uamp.ugc.ac.in