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NVDA 2018.2 is released, Download and What’s new

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the next version for 2018 i.e NVDA 2018.2 . The release include few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements. What’s new in NVDA 2018.2 row and column span for table cells is now reported Support for new languages Mongolian, Swiss German. All of NVDA’s Preferences… Continue Reading NVDA 2018.2 is released, Download and What’s new

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 is now W3C Recommendation

W3C has notified Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) as W3C recommendation on June 5, 2018. This means certain new success criteria are added to existing WCAG 2.0 check-list. Still the W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA are the recommended set of success criteria. To bridge the gap in the modern web… Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 is now W3C Recommendation

Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018

The 7th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018 is on May 17th. 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 opportunity for each one of… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2018

NVDA 2018.1 is released, Download and What’s new

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the first version for 2018 i.e NVDA 2018.1. The release include few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements.   What’s new in NVDA 2018.1   Support for charts in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Support for new language Kyrgyz. Added support for VitalSource Bookshelf. New touch… Continue Reading NVDA 2018.1 is released, Download and What’s new

At a Glance-Screen Reader User Survey 7 results

During October 2017, Web AIM has conducted the 7th screen reader user survey. In this article I want to summarize the Web AIM screen reader user survey 7 results for my readers. This will allow you all to take critical decisions for your on-going and future web accessibility projects. The complete results can be viewed… Continue Reading At a Glance-Screen Reader User Survey 7 results

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