China announces accessibility improvements on official websites and online services by 2020

The China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) is a national organization that represents more than 83 million persons with disabilities in China. Its main objectives are providing effective services, protecting the rights of this population and supervising affairs related to accessibility for persons with disabilities.

During the first days of March 2016, the China Disabled Person’s Federation and the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace affairs issued a joint circular announcing the improvement of government websites to meet the demands of persons with disabilities by 2020. The document offered a guideline for adapting official websites and online services to the needs of its target audience, making an emphasis on assistive technologies for public services and gradual online improvement.

The suggested adaptation process is intended to allow persons with disabilities to access government information and services, as well as to protect their right to employment.

Additional Sources: GAATES, China Disabled Persons’ Federation, ILO