Information and Communication Technology Division under Ministry of posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology, Government of Bangladesh adopted “Digital Service and Web Designing Guideline for Inclusive Accessibility 2022”.
Through the implementation of the guideline, all digital service and web services would ensure accessibility of both public and private organizations for paving the way of a Disability Inclusive Smart Bangladesh 2041.
YPSA has also played a significant role in contributing to the creation of this comprehensive guideline. YPSA conveys its heartfelt congratulations to the Government for the adoption of the guideline.
The Government of Bangladesh has set “disability” a priority in the country’s development agenda. Bangladesh is one of the first 20 countries in the world to sign and ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The government passed the ‘Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act, 2013’ to ensure the rights and overall development of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh where the digital inclusion and accessibility have been mentioned in a separate section. According to the Constitution of Bangladesh, all citizens have the right to enjoy their dignity and fundamental human rights and have social equality.
This guideline is expected to support web and app developers, tech companies, assistive technology providers, ICT speucialists, program managers, all types of persons with disabilities, organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), content providers, policy-makers and other decision-makers within the public and private sectors. These stakeholders can be partners in delivering services that support an all-inclusive approach to web accessibility.