Accessibility Bulletin January 2020

ACCESSIBILITY BULLETIN January 2020 is out. Know what’s happening in the world of digital accessibility.

Happy New Year 2020

At Maxability, we are excited to step into a new decade. Year 2019 was a mix of opportunities and updates to our website. We are able to launch the trainings on Maxability in 2019. In 2019 we had accessibility webinars all the 4 quarters. On behalf of Maxability we thank Alan Smith, Jack Nicolai , Abin Roy and Rakesh Paladugula for being the speakers. We also thank more than 200 participants who joined the webinars. It is your encouragement that drives us at Maxability. We also started the accessibility bulletin to share the updates on accessibility every month.
We had approximately 60 K visits in 2019 which is a very slight increase compared with 2018. The reasons for a small change is obvious. Unlike previous years we had a few days where the website is down, however we are able to solve them by end of the year. We are continuously working with Dewpond Technologies our technology partners to make the website even better.
Thank you for supporting Maxability so far and anticipating the same support for the future.

Wish all our visitors and accessibility enthusiasts A very happy new year 2020.

WCAG 2.1 Checklist

Towards an Inclusive web is our goal. With every effort at Maxability we strive to reach that goal. For anyone who want to learn accessibility WCAG standards document is the bible. Over the years we tried simplifying the understanding of the guidelines so that everyone can use and implement accessibility. We recently published WCAG 2.1 checklist. This document will be a single place to read all the level A and Level AA standards without searching for each success criterion. Bookmark WCAG 2.1 checklist on your browser today.

Jim Thatcher dies at 83

Jim was one among very few, perhaps the only one I know who is advocating accessibility even before WCAG itself published. His contributions to screen reading technologies, accessibility community, structured negotiations in accessibility cases and the list goes is remarkable. The main inspiration of the blogs on Maxability is because of his website
Jim, May your soul Rest in Peace. You are an inspiration, guide and mentor for many of us. You made lives of many people with disabilities comfortable in the digital space.

Remembering Luis Braille

January 4th is the birth day of the inventor of braille. Luis Braille was born on January 4th, 1809 in a village Coupvray, approximately 25 kilometers away from Paris in France. Read more about Luis and how he invented the braille script.

 RBI launches ‘MANI’ app to help visually impaired identify denomination

Reserve Bank of India recently launched a mobile app called Mani. The full form of MANI is Mobile Aided Note Identifier. The new app is specifically for visually impaired persons to identify various denominations of currency notes. Formally the app was just launched couple of days ago, the feedback of the app will be separately shared as an article on Maxability soon. For now you may download the app on your phone. The RBI’s Mani app is available both on Android and IOS platforms. You may also share your feedback with us if you wish to include the same in upcoming article.

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