Odisha Government Websites Accessible To Persons With Disabilities

Chief Secretary instructed all Secretaries to review existing schemes and make modifications in policies in order to provide support to PwDs as per the statutory requirement with a focus on 5 percent reservation in allotment of agricultural land and housing.

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Odisha Government Websites Accessible To Persons With Disabilities

Odisha State Government has asked the officials to make all Government websites accessible to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to allow them to take advantage of resources available in the digital era.

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At a recent review meeting, Chief Secretary also directed the officials concerned to make transportation systems accessible for PwDs and initiate special measures to provide all amenities to disabled children in both regular and special schools.

Instructing all departments to ensure compliance of all the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, he observed that an adequate number of resource centres have to be set up for the training of teachers dealing with differently-abled children.

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Chief Secretary instructed all Secretaries to review existing schemes and make modifications in policies in order to provide support to PwDs as per the statutory requirement with a focus on 5 percent reservation in allotment of agricultural land and housing, 5 percent reservation in all poverty alleviation and developmental schemes.

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The Chief Secretary announced that 10 more towns – Baripada, Balasore, Cuttack, Puri, Berhampur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Balangir, Jharsuguda and Jeypore have been identified for accessibility audit and retrofitting of Government buildings.

Source Link- http://www.newindianexpress.com/.

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