The Mumbai Police website would soon be upgraded to enable disabled persons to easily access it, thereby making it the first-of-its-kind site with such technology in India, having about 70 million disabled persons.
With the active support of NASSCOM and Barrier Break Technologies, the Mumbai police website will be made disabled friendly. The website will conform to international standards like Web Content Accessibility Guideline2.0, police said.
City police Chief Satyapal Singh said, "Our website www.mumbaipolice.org would soon be accessible for all disabled including deaf, blind and multiple disabled. The website will allow visually impaired to access information on the site with the help of screen readers. The hearing impaired can access relevant information as there will be videos guiding them."
The revamped website would be ready in a fortnight, Singh said.
Rajeev Vaishnav, vice president of NASSCOM said, "We are focusing on addressing issues and challenges faced by persons with disabilities through our diversity and inclusion initiatives. Working with Mumbai Police on this project is a part of bringing technology closer to disabled persons and making information relevant and useful to them."
As police department is working towards supporting the needs of the disabled people, it would be the first force in India to work solutions for the disabled, Singh said.
Today, with the web being a place to disseminate information about the services of Mumbai police, it is important to take care of the needs of this segment of population which is under-served and largely ignored, Singh added. Safety and security is important to all including people with disabilities and Mumbai police aims to cater to and sensitise itself towards their needs, the Police Commissioner said.