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From: Tania
Date: May 23, 2011 9:24PM


A few years back we approached the body that supervises and regulates
communication and multimedia activities about the numerous inaccessible
websites in the country. They said they were not knowledgeable about
accessibility. We got them to agree to a workshop on accessibility and
invited someone from W3C to conduct workshops. At the last moment, they
pulled out and did not send anyone to the workshops. So my conclusion is:
when the regulating body said it is ignorant, the ignorance is by choice.
Indifference is truer.

After years of campaigning, we got the 'DISABILITY ACT'. When I read it, it
was full of loopholes. Recently at a conference, a lawyer commented the act
lacked enforcement clauses. Our Welfare Minister is a lawyer by training. So
is this weak Act created due to incompetence?

There are local banks that do not allow the blind to own ATM and credit
cards. The blind also are not allowed to do internet banking. We complained
to the Central Bank and the Finance Minister as well as approached our MPs-
all to no avail. Isn't that discrimination?

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