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NVDA 2017.4 is released, What should you know now?

NVDA 2017.4 is released today. In case if your machine have not prompted for an update download it from NVAccess website. Wait, before updating be aware that NVAccess has stopped support for Windows XP and Windows Vista. If you are running these operating systems do not update to NVDA 2017.4. This version starts support from… Continue Reading NVDA 2017.4 is released, What should you know now?

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities December 3rd, 2017

“Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. Is the theme for this year.   The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society… Continue Reading International Day Of Persons With Disabilities December 3rd, 2017

Updating to Firefox Quantum, Screen reader users wait

Screen reader users are asked not to  update to next version of Firefox. Mozilla is releasing Firefox 57 called as Firefox Quantum on November 14, 2017. Firefox Quantum is switching to a multiprocessor methodology to increase the speed and to be more efficient. Firefox quantum is a fast, modern and performant browser that puts users… Continue Reading Updating to Firefox Quantum, Screen reader users wait

VPAT 2.0 for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and En301 549

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template 2.0 ® (VPAT 2.0 ®) is updated by Information Technology Industry Council ITIC. The purpose of the VPAT is to assist customers and buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology,” also referred to as “Information and Communication Technology” (ICT) products and services with features… Continue Reading VPAT 2.0 for Section 508, WCAG 2.0 and En301 549

WebAIM screen reader user survey 7

WebAIM screen reader user survey 7 is a study conducted by webAIM to understand the preferences of screen reader users. This survey helps web developers and those who create web standards understand the new trends and practices screen reader users follow and thus try incorporating the best practices. The webAIM screen reader user survey 7… Continue Reading WebAIM screen reader user survey 7

Appeal to Apple for Adding Telugu Text to Speech support in Voiceover

Dear all, A sincere appeal to add Telugu Text to Speech to aid blind IOS users. Content on the web and elsewhere is increasingly rendered in local languages. Multilingual websites are increasingly becoming popular. On social media like facebook, I have several times urged my friends to provide the content alternately in English just because… Continue Reading Appeal to Apple for Adding Telugu Text to Speech support in Voiceover

CSUN-2018, Inclusive Design 24 and WCAG 2.1 Updates

Important updates on CSUN asistive technology conference (CSUN-2018), Inclusive Design 24 (#ID 24) and WCAG 2.1 public draft for review are updated in this article. This is the time to present and talk on your experiences, view points and be a part of the change in the world of accessibility. The August public draft for… Continue Reading CSUN-2018, Inclusive Design 24 and WCAG 2.1 Updates

Roll Back GST for Persons With Disabilities

With the call from our beloved Javed Abidi, Global Chair DPI; Honorary Director, NCPEDP, on behalf of and for the well-being of persons with disabilities this article is posted. Maxability will share this article to all interested parties, email and tweet as much as possible to raise the voice of persons with disabilities. Please share… Continue Reading Roll Back GST for Persons With Disabilities

Inclusive Design 24 #ID24 2017

When: June 9, 2017. Where: Live on YouTube via Google hangouts. Inclusive Design 24 is a free 24-Hour online community event on accessibility. One hour sessions are hosted for full 24 hours on 9th June 2017. Inclusive Design 24 have webinars lined up for everyone from beginners to experienced, from executives to developers and the… Continue Reading Inclusive Design 24 #ID24 2017

Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2017

The 6th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2017 is on May 18th. GAAD is marked on third Thursday in May every year. It’s interesting to see the world talking about accessibility and experiencing the problems arising due to inaccessible digital content, and software products. GAAD is also an opertunity for each one of… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2017