Web accessibility for the disabled discussed at PTA


STAFF REPORT ISB: A meeting on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities has recently been held at Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) HeadquartersChairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah held the meeting with a group of People with disabilities, inviting their ideas and opinions on Web accessibility for People with Disabilities issues and identifying practical approaches to promote technological inclusivity in Pakistan.

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Saima Yousaf, a web developer, Muhammad Shabbir, a research associate from NDU, Ali Shabeer and AbiaAkram from STEP, Ammar Anwar from Pakistan Foundation for Fighting Blindness and Naveed Haq from the Internet Society attended the meeting.


The discussion carried inputs by the meeting participants highlighting policy, technology and capacity building related activities.

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The participants agreed to form a working group for further discussions and preparing workable suggestions on removing technology access and usage barriers for people with various impairments.

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