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Webinar September 2019 – Mobile Accessibility Common problems and the Way ahead

The next show for the year Maxability Webinar September 2019 is now open for registration. Few months back we rolled out a survey on Maxability. This survey  collected some common accessibility problems people with disabilities see on mobile apps. We published a white paper too. Webinar Topic Mobile Accessibility Common problems and the Way ahead […]

NVDA 2019.2 is Released, Download and What’s New

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the next version for 2019 i.e. NVDA 2019.2. The release includes few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements. What’s new in NVDA 2019.2? The highlights of the release include an experimental setting in the Advanced panel to stop browse mode from automatically moving focus, a […]

What is Inclusive Design?

Inclusive design means putting people in the center while designing for a product, tool or a service.  Diversity is the beauty of people. Each individual is different from other. The differences could be in age, gender, ethnicity, educational background or even their individual abilities. Keeping the needs of these diverse  groups and ensuring to meet […]

Accessibility Bulletin July 2019

Highlights of Accessibility bulletin July 2019 include 8th Web AIM Screen Reader User survey The Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format is now W3c Public recommendation Domino’s knocks supreme court for website inaccessibility 8th Web AIM Screen Reader User survey The 8th Web AIM’s screen reader user survey is intended to collect new information and […]

Interpreting Must, should and May

In several standards certain terms are used to denote the requirements and recommendations. Often people while interpreting the standards do not pay much attention to them. Use of each word is carefully chosen while drafting the standards. Being in the W3C WCAG and ARIA working groups in the past, I had the opportunity to work […]

2.5.1 Pointer Gestures WCAG 2.1 Level A

All functionality that uses multipoint or path-based gestures for operation can be operated with a single pointer without a path-based gesture, unless a multipoint or path-based gesture is essential. This requirement applies to web content that interprets pointer actions (i.e. this does not apply to actions that are required to operate the user agent or […]

Mera Mitra, one stop shop for all things on disability in India

Mera Mitra means “My Friend” in Hindi is an AI powered chatbot. Mera Mitra helps in answering any questions related to Right to Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. The RPWD 2016 bill was passed in both the Indian democratic houses during 2016 December replaced the earlier Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and […]

June 15, 2019 Deadline for digital accessibility in India

The Right to Persons With Disabilities Act (RPWD Act) is passed in the parliament during 2016. The New law was replaced by The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The new law provides a better clarity on digital accessibility, the organizations that are required to abide by the […]

White Paper – Mobile Accessibility – Common Problems & The Way Ahead

The White paper – mobile accessibility common problems and the way ahead is the outcome of the survey Maxability did earlier this year. With the increase in mobile usage and the apps we depend day in and day out, it is apparent that mobile applications must be usable by everyone regardless of their disability. During […]

2.1.4 Character Key Shortcuts – WCAG 2.1 – Level A

If a keyboard shortcut is implemented in content using only letter (including upper- and lower-case letters), punctuation, number, or symbol characters, then at least one of the following is true: Turn off: A mechanism is available to turn the shortcut off; Remap: A mechanism is available to remap the shortcut to use one or more […]

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