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Accessibility Legal and Policy Update

The Education and Out Reach Group of W3C WAI has published an update on the laws and policies governing accessibility and disability through-out the globe. This accessibility legal and policy information is important for accessibility enthusiasts to understand and digest how the world is moving towards inclusive web. I have tried analyzing the phase in… Continue Reading Accessibility Legal and Policy Update

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

User Experience Designs with Accessibility In Mind Part 1

Last week I was preparing for a session to the user experience team on accessibility. As I am reading more and more resources, I am getting more knowledge on the subject. I have given 10s of trainings for developers and accessibility consultants. The trainings I gave for visual designers and the user experience designers are… Continue Reading User Experience Designs with Accessibility In Mind Part 1

Usability and Accessibility a comparative study

Before we compare, let us understand the definitions of usability and accessibility for web. Usability design is about designing products to be effective, efficient, and satisfying. The international standard, ISO 9241-11, provides guidance on usability and defines it as: “The extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals… Continue Reading Usability and Accessibility a comparative study

Public Sector banks in India and accessibility

For persons with disabilities, one thing I commonly stress when I speak on various platforms is about the financial independence. Though a person with disability earns independently unless the banks websites, internet banking facilities, mobile apps, ATMS etc are not accessible the financial independence is far to reach. As part of series of accessibility audits… Continue Reading Public Sector banks in India and accessibility

My First trip to CSUN (CSUN 2016)

Any accessibility consultant will have a wish to visit CSUN at least once in a life time. For a consultant from countries like India it’s not so easy unless organizations support or your from that multi billionaire family. Being in

Extensions to WCAG 2.0

The WCAG 2.0 standards holds good even after 7 years since they are recommended in 2008. The change in the technologies, the way users use the web and requests to improve the usability of standards by various user groups such as low vision, cognitive, learning disabilities made WCAG charter think and decide to provide extensions… Continue Reading Extensions to WCAG 2.0

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3rd, 2014

Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology Technology is playing a vital role in lives of people with disabilities. It became enabler in various aspects of life including day to day activities, work place solutions, social networking and more. Due to emerging technologies the devices and products are becoming more cheeper, powerful and accessible. This year’s… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3rd, 2014

Skype on iPhone

  I am very much interested in spreading information on accessibility. For me social media is a bridge to share the information to the widest possible. As part of exploring accessible chat applications I have tried using many apps. Gtalk, vtok, face book, Skype to name a few. If one app supports instant messaging it… Continue Reading Skype on iPhone

Quick tips for IOS app accessibility

In our previous posts we have discussed about the gestures and few functionalities of the inbuilt screen reader voiceover on IOS devices. Now let us have a small journey that shows how to make a native app of IOS accessible. Accessibility of a native IOS app The SDK of IOS 3.0 and above has provided… Continue Reading Quick tips for IOS app accessibility