Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (Version 2.0) es un documento de febrero de 2018 desarrollado por National Informatics Center del Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology del Gobierno de India. El documento trata diferentes aspectos del desarrollo de sitios web, como la calidad del contenido, el diseño, el alojamiento, etc. Respecto a la accesibilidad web, se indica que el cumplimiento de las pautas obligatorias satisface el nivel AA de WCAG 2.0.
GIGAW and Accessibility
One of the major focus areas of the Guidelines is web accessibility. With respect to accessibility focus is on the following:
1. Addressing the needs of the persons with disabilities.
2. Ensuring that the sites are accessible with equal ease to all users on all the major browsers and across all platforms and bandwidths i.e. universally accessible.
GIGAW aims to ensure that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, interact and contribute through Web. GIGAW has been developed in accordance with W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 which are internationally accepted standards on accessibility. GIGAW ensures compliance with level AA of WCAG 2.0.
Compliance to these guidelines will make the websites accessible to persons with various disabilities like low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities and combinations of these which may otherwise hinder access to the web. Compliance with these guidelines ensures that any disabled person using a assistive technology can easily navigate the website. Compliance matrix lists all the accessibility guidelines in a separate section along with the reference numbers.
Detailed information on the WCAG guidelines and the techniques for compliance can be found at the W3C website. Developers must visit the website to get information on the various success criteria related with each of the guidelines.