Starting from April 27, 2017, people with visual impairments will be able to make full use of information and electronic services provided by the website of the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) of Georgia: http://sda.gov.ge.
The presentation of the adapted web resource on April 27 brought together representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Public Defender’s Office, Union of Blind of Georgia and students of the specialized school for children with visual impairments. The event was organized by the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) with assistance from the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The adaptation of the PSDA website has been initiated by the agency’s Innovative Service Laboratory with support from the European Union and UNDP. The adapted web resource provides visually impaired people with full access to information by means of a voice engine. Additional functions ensure the user-friendly features, such as the regulation of a background colour, font size and a speed of speech.
The initiative is part of the European Union and UNDP joint programme “Human Rights for All” which aims to promote human rights protection in Georgia and assist the country in the implementation of the national Human Rights Strategy 2014-2020. The rights of people with disabilities as well as the improvement of and easy access to public services are listed among key priorities of the Strategy.