Wipro receives award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

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Bangalore: Wipro Ltd. today announced that it has been recognized with the National award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2013 under the category – Best Accessible Website (Private Sector) for its corporate website wipro.com.

Wipro employee Nupur Jain, has also received the ‘Role Model’ award in the individual category. These prestigious awards, given by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, recognize outstanding persons with disabilities and individuals and organizations that are working for the empowerment of persons with disabilities.

Wipro started the initiative to make its software and services accessible for persons with disabilities by focusing on internal services that are used most frequently by its employees. It has already made 100 plus Employee Services accessible for persons with disabilities. These services are maintained by Information Systems which is part of CIO office that develops and manages Wipro’s information infrastructure.

Wipro’s website and its employee services have been developed as per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) so that they are accessible to people with disabilities. The applications, in the domains of .net, Java, SAP and Mobile (Android & IOS) are extensively validated against the guidelines before these are deployed.

A vibrant community of employees with disabilities known as ‘Winclusive’ has been set up to discuss and examine the accessibility of various applications. The community posts change requests which are then implemented after conducting feasibility studies. Changes are internally tested and released to the community which then validates the application. This community also supports new employees with disabilities.

Wipro employee Nupur Jain, who has been awarded the 2013 Role Model National Award, in the visual impairment category is a young and talented leadership trainer for Wipro’s senior management.

Isaac George, VP & HR Head, Wipro Infotech said, “It gives us immense pride to be conferred this prestigious award. Accessible digital infrastructure is important in today’s social environment as it significantly improves opportunities for persons with disabilities. With each additional application that becomes accessible and each organization that believes it is important, we move that much closer to a society that is inclusive. With each employee with disability who is recognized for achievement, we realize a part of our dream to be an environment that catalyzes mainstream careers for persons with disabilities.”

Kerala IT News

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