Tag Archives: Web Accessibility

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

Accessibility Problems on Social Media

Social media is an online platform to connect people, form groups, share messages/ pictures/ audio/ video content etc. The social media websites just create a platform for the users to register and connect. The users play the role in generating the content and share it to the public or to specific individuals and groups. This… Continue Reading Accessibility Problems on Social Media

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

Top 10 news websites in India and their accessibility

News, without which most of our days neither start nor end. In the era of globalization news websites play a decisive role in spreading the happenings in the world. Gone are the days where our grand fathers or fathers reading the news papers sipping a cup of coffee. That generation used to read the news… Continue Reading Top 10 news websites in India and their accessibility

1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)

Audio description is provided for all prerecorded video content in synchronized media. (Level AA) Intention of 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded) In a video presentation, people who are blind or those who have visual challenges miss the information that is conveyed through visuals alone. The video only information include the pauses due to actions, characters, scene… Continue Reading 1.2.5 Audio Description (Prerecorded)

Top 10 Universities in India and their accessibility

Education is the fundamental right of any child. It is quite common in today‚Äôs world to browse through the website, understanding the biography of the founder, skill of the faculty etc before joining a child in the school. On the other side education has become a competitive business. In this digital era of education, schools… Continue Reading Top 10 Universities in India and their accessibility

Professional Web Accessibility Certification

Certifying an IT professional on web accessibility was happening since long. Though there are very few organizations I am aware of that provide certification for individual, many organizations provide training on web accessibility skills. On the other hand there were discussions such as “Who is an accessibility professional?” This was a ambiguous question since web… Continue Reading Professional Web Accessibility Certification

Top 10 telecom providers in India and their accessibility

In the last one decade the major revolution in technology is mobile. Mobile phones have become integral part of people lives. Due to this mobile revolution, the competition between network providers has increased and new providers have entered the market. However many facilities offered by these telecom providers are not reaching persons with disabilities. For… Continue Reading Top 10 telecom providers in India and their accessibility

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

Web Accessibility and Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is one of the most common genetic birth defects. Usually, children born with the condition have some degree of mental retardation, as well as characteristic physical features. Many of these children also have other health problems. Each year in the U.S., approximately one in every 800 to 1,000 newborns has Down syndrome. This… Continue Reading Web Accessibility and Down Syndrome