28th January 2019
New alliance to push for more accessible online services
By Zhu Shenshen
Shanghai will establish an alliance to make Internet services more accessible to aged and disabled people, the first of its kind nationwide, “Shanghai Daily” learned during the ongoing annual plenary session of the city’s political advisory body.
The Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization, together with top dot-com firms, will establish an “Accessibility Alliance” probably in the first half.
It will solve problems raised by several Shanghai CPPCC (Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) members, who mentioned aged people don’t know how to use online services like online reservation, taxi-hailing and food delivery.
The commission will join hands with “several dozen” firms including Huawei, Didi Chuxing, Ctrip and Dianping to offer specialized accessibility design for aged people and those with vision impairment.