Category Archives: Events & Happennings

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

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