National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2012 for Best Accessible Website

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) receives the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2012 instituted by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India.
NIOS got this award under the category of Best Accessible Website for making its website www.nios.ac.in completely accessible for persons with disabilities. The NIOS website meets the Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) and adheres to Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The website is bilingual in Hindi and English. It also has provisions of Screen Reader, increasing text size, color contrast scheme etc. for disabled learners.

National Award recieved by the Chairman, NIOS from the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

Group of National Awardees

The National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2012 was conferred by the Hon'ble President of India at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 6th February, 2013. Dr. S S Jena chairman, NIOS received the award.

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