The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. When the Web meets this goal, it is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities.
In reality it is not the case. Most of the web applications, websites and apps are not available for
- People with physical, hearing, visual And cognitive difficulties.
- People with age old difficulties.
- People with temporary disabilities.
The reasons behind inaccessible web content are
- Lack of awareness of web accessibility (39.6%).
- Lack of web accessibility skills or knowledge (27.4%).
- Fear that accessibility will hinder the look, feel, or functionality (24.5%).
- Lack of budget or resources to make it accessible (8.5%).
Excerpt from webaim screen reader user survey 5 results.
The goal of Maxability is to spread awareness on web accessibility. The information shared on Maxability largely help in minimizing the first two reasons above and the third one to some extent.
Topics we cover
- Detailed explanation on WCAG 2.0 standards.
- Detailed information on WAI ARIA 1.0 roles, states and properties.
- Accessibility best practices.
- Impact of disabilities on web accessibility
- Disability and Accessibility happenings.
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About Rakesh Paladugula
Rakesh Paladugula is the author of the blog Maxability. Rakesh has more than 7 years experience in the space of web accessibility. He started his career as web accessibility tester in IridiumInteractive Limited. While with Cognizant Technology Solutions he was instrumental in setting up Accessibility Center of Excellence. He have presented at TechShare 2012, Techshare 2014, GAAD 2013, GAAD 2014 and GAAD 2015. He has travelled through-out India to train web developers, testers and business leaders to work for an inclusive web. Rakesh Paladugula and his team have won Knowbility AIR in 2011. Currently he is working as Principal Accessibility Consultant at Deque Systems. Rakesh Paladugula is also the member of W3C India accessibility group.
Rakesh Paladugula is a compassionate disability activist. He has motivated many persons with disabilities to bring them into mainstream society. He is the invited guest for many conferences that are held to raise the profiles of persons with disabilities.
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