As India catapults towards a digital economy, making ICT accessible to the disabled is a must
Around 8-10% of India’s population lives with disabilities, with an equal number constituting the aged. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have the potential to significantly impact the lives of these groups, facilitating access of services available to them and allowing them to handle a wide range of activities independently, enhancing their social, cultural, political and economic participation. Making ICT accessible no longer remains an option but has become a necessity.
Source : http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/digital-push-must-be-disability-inclusive/article17763248.ece