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Disability Communications Expert Calls for
Disability Communications Expert Calls for Universal Design

MUMBAI. Universal Design provides choice, makes digital media accessible to all: this was the invocation made by Dr. P. J. Mathew Martin, ESA (Mass Media) & Course Coordinator, Post Graduate Diploma in Media & Disability Communication (PGDMDC) Course, Department of Outreach & Extension Services, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan) today. He said this at a presentation he made at the meeting of the Inter Media Publicity Coordination Committee (IMPCC) of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in the region, held today at PIB Mumbai.
Dr. Martin explained that Article 2 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Article 2 defines “Universal design” as the design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. He said that universal design in learning would result in the application of multimedia in digital media.
Speaking about various accessible formats such as Braille, audio description (be it synthetic audio or human voice recording), Daisy, accessible pdf, facility to increase size of print/fonts in Movies / Cinema/Advertisements /Documentaries with or Without Indian Sign Language, Captions, Closed Captions, Subtitles etc., Dr. Martin said that these provide the choice to the user.
Speaking about the regulatory and legislative framework, Dr. Martin said that under the amended Copyright Amendment Act, no permission is needed for creation of alternate formats, if it is used for non-profit conversion and distribution. So, for example, adding audio description in a film does not require permission if it is used for non-profit purpose, and if it is distributed to bona fide deaf persons or organizations that serve them.
Challenging the argument of cognitive load, Dr. Martin spoke of the finding that “we see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear”. He introduced the audience to the following online tools for checking accessibility of websites:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/tools/complete
http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php
http://validator.w3.org/
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
http://validator.w3.org/mobile/
http://validator.w3.org/checklink
http://validator.w3.org/unicorn/ (Updated on June 28th, 2018)


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