ORGANIZATION : GreenClouds Education Solutions
CONTACT : nicholas.george@greenclouds.in
LANGUAGE : English
WEBSITE : www.page-test.wizdes.com

India’s first website accessibility checker and design tool

In February, 2015, GreenClouds Education Solutions launched India’s first automated web accessibility testing tool in India covering more than 100 automated tests.

Websites are an essential way of receiving as well as providing information and interacting with other people. The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities.

Web accessibility is about enabling people with disabilities to understand, navigate and use the Web. Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with “temporary disabilities” such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to aging. It is also about enabling websites to be accessible on any device including mobile phones and tablets.

The company offers a password protected product for accessibility testing of websites. This is available at http://site-test.wizdes.com/. It has another product called Wizdes which is a full-scale What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) web authoring solution which comes with accessibility tools in-built.  That means by using this solution web designers and authors can build W3C and Government of India standards compliant accessible websites right from the beginning.

The company presents Web accessibility violations in a visual way so that the issues can be understood easily. The authoring tool also has in-built device specific viewers to produce mobile ready content.

For the accessibility checker, the company charges for a full site test although the one page checker and colour contrast checker are freely available. For the authoring/publishing tool the company charges a license/hosting.

netradaanORIGINAL TITLE : Netradaan(Eye Donation App)
ORGANIZATION : Sightica Solutions
CONTACT : sunil@visuallychallenged.com
LANGUAGE : English & Hindi
WEBSITE : www.sightica.com
DOWNLOAD THE APP : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sightica.srvc.netradaan

For a mobile app that enables people to donate and receive eyes easily

In April, 2015 Sightica Solutions launched Netradaan – India’s first Eye/ Cornea Donation android app.

Netradaan allows donors to fill in an easily accessible Eye Donation Form where any sighted user can pledge their eyes (after death). The Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI) receives the forms and sends the donor a donor card and also alerts the next of kin about the pledge made by the donor. The app also offers Interesting facts about eye donation, taking care of eyes, a comprehensive list of eye hospitals (state-wise) and a recipient registration form. The app and database is maintained by Sightica Solutions.

The app is currently available in English and Hindi and is expected to be widely used across different sections of sighted and visually challenged users. The entire app is accessible to any screen access reader and, therefore, allows even visually challenged users to download/register as ‘Recipients’.  The ‘next of kin’ declaration is also a first time unique concept alerting other close contacts/family members who can be contacted as soon as an user pledges a donation. The app has been developed by a visually challenged android programmer who helped with the coding/testing with the rest of the team at Sightica Solutions and who believes is inclusion at the work place.

The app has received several high ratings and widespread media coverage since its launch in April, 2015. Eye Bank Association of India will be linking and promoting the Netradaan app through their networks too. While the community at large will benefit immensely the app will also allow the public an opportunity to ‘give back’ to those who need help within the community.

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