On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) reiterates its commitment to promote inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities through support and facilitation.
PTA’s official bilingual mobile responsive website is compliant to the universal web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities (https://www.pta.gov.pk). The accessible version of website, launched in 2017, was one of the pioneer government websites that focused on inclusivity and accessibility for all. As per best international practices, the web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities have been introduced so that differently-abled persons can access the website without any hassle. An interactive tool bar has been introduced which includes features such as text re-sizing, text-to-speech plug-in, magnifier and color contrast.
PTA believes that developing accessible digital resources will foster a more inclusive environment while improving skills and efficiency. It is collaborating with different organizations to make further efforts in this direction. PTA remains determined to continue such efforts in the future for sustainable digital inclusion and accessible information.