Category Archives: Events & Happennings

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

WCAG 2.1 First Public Working Draft Out For Review

After the W3C recommendation to WCAG 2.0 in December 2008, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 is going to be a major update. WCAG 2.1 is a dot version to WCAG 2.0. The success criteria in WCAG 2.0 remains as it is and new success criteria are proposed in the WCAG 2.1 First Public Working draft.… Continue Reading WCAG 2.1 First Public Working Draft Out For Review

Section 508 Final Rule 2017 Refresh

On January 18, 2017 United States Access Board has released an update for the final rule on standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by… Continue Reading Section 508 Final Rule 2017 Refresh

Demonetisation and Disability

Demonetisation, cashless transactions, digital banking, eradication of black money, Whatever you call on the great initiative taken by the Prime Minister, I whole heartedly accept the move. In my own little way I am supporting by making 80 to 85 percent of my monthly spending with e-cash. Along the way I see many problems being… Continue Reading Demonetisation and Disability

Instructor Led Training on W3C WAI ARIA and Mobile Accessibility, Deque Systems, Hyderabad, India

Deque India has conducted a training session on web accessibility fundamentals, WCAG details and testing desktop websites for accessibility during September. . In continuation to that basic training, Deque India is conducting a 2 day instructor led training in December. The topics that will be covered are, Explanation on usage of W3C WAI ARIA roles,… Continue Reading Instructor Led Training on W3C WAI ARIA and Mobile Accessibility, Deque Systems, Hyderabad, India

2016 Paralympics & Participation from India

Paralympics, many of us might not have heard this. What is Paralympics and what’s the history: In 1976 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden staged the first Paralympic Winter Games. The Games are now the second biggest sporting event in the world. Sport for athletes with an impairment has existed for more than 100 years, and the first sport… Continue Reading 2016 Paralympics & Participation from India

Revolution in accessibility, the automatic alternate text

Automatic alternate text, something I want to research since Facebook has announced that their IOS app has the capability to provide automatic alternate text for the photos uploaded on the website. Automatic alternative text, or automatic alt text, is a new feature that generates a description of a photo through object recognition technology for someone… Continue Reading Revolution in accessibility, the automatic alternate text