Supreme Court India E-Committee Conducts Digital Accessibility Training For Visually Challenged Court Staff of District & Taluk Courts.

(Judicial Quest News Network)

By: Syed Ali Anjum Sadiq

18 May 2023

The Supreme Court E-Committeeon May 16-17, conducted a Digital Accessibility training for visually challenged court staff members of Districtand Taluk Courts from all over the Countryat Indian Institute of Public Administration. (IIPA), News Delhi.

Making the digital infrastructure of the Indian judicial system more accessible to persons with disabilities is one of the core components of the e-Committee, Supreme Court of India, executed under the guidance of the Chief Justice of India, Dr Justice D.Y. Chandrachud.

The two-day training was held in the Hands-on training model wherein each participant was given Laptop loaded with accessibility software like NVDA, Jaws etc. The special educators from NIVH & NAB took the handholding training in using various assistive technologies, including the accessible reading of court documents, accessible documentation & note making in a digital work environment; creating Digital Accessible format; using Internet and judgement searching through the eSCR portal, judgement search portal using the screen readers; smartphone-based assistive technologies, and input in regional languages.

The court staff working in the District and Taluk courts of Delhi, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Madras, Punjab, & Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Telangana were trained in the 3rd batch of the digital accessibility training of programme.

Director General of IIPA S.Tripathi distributed the certificates to the participants on the completion of the training programme.

E-Committee Member (HR), . Ms R Arulmozhiselvi coordinated the programme with Dr Surabhi Pandey, IIPA, assisted by the special educatiors Rajender Singh Negi from NIEPVD and Inderpreet Singh (NAB)

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