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.
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.