Integration of technology into life may well cosset the fundamental, legal and social inclusivity of people with disabilities. Yet, technology has to travel miles ahead to make itself available — accessible to people transcending abilities, border, margins and economy. This limitless journey — be it infrastructural, environmental or digital — across all sections, scooping everyone into its cup, is what we call accessibility. In other words, making the infrastructure, environment and technology available to all is what we call accessibility.
Prakat — A technology Solutions company — strongly commits itself to a responsible business, incorporating inclusivity and accessibility, the subset of inclusivity, into all its solutions. We proliferate accessibility through accessibility compliance testing for web sites and applications. Thus we push the technology to empower and enable people with disabilities to participate in the social construction through equality, education and employment.
We, at Prakat, strongly uphold that accessibility is not a garage where we repair solutions for their availability. But it is the way of things and life. Hence we incorporate it in the design phase itself through universal design or inclusive design of a website or an application. So, later there is no fine-tuning of the engines, no tinkering or even painting when it comes to accessibility.
Our commitment towards accessibility and inclusivity has more finality as our evaluators are the real business users who are challenged some or other way. We have realized and recognized their skills and the so far unleashed potential, thus adding diversity and talent to our work space.
In an attempt to spread inclusivity and accessibility widely, we have been sharing our knowledge in accessibility assurance. Through the partnership model between organizations like Mitrajyothi, Bangalore and ourselves, we have developed and conducted training programs on accessibility assurance for people with disabilities. Our training programs aim at creating the niche talent pool for niche accessibility assurance market across IT organizations. Transcending our business goals, these training programs have seen to that these trainees get placed in IT majors like TCS and Cisco.
In our clarion call to envision an accessible future, we aim to promulgate inclusivity and accessibility much louder than ever to the world of innovators, ideators, manufacturers and service providers. Using the social media as our platform, we vow to create awareness, promote inclusivity and share ideas, thoughts and tricks and tips in accessibility. We welcome our readers to participate in our effort through your valuable thoughts, suggestions, comments and ideas and even constructive criticisms. This is our small effort in the making a larger, wider and an inclusive universe for all. Come and join us in this promising and challenging journey!