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HTML5 Controls Attribute

The controls attribute is new in HTML5. This attribute is specifically intended for HTML5 <audio> and <video> elements. The HTML5 controls attribute when used on either <audio> or <video> element, it adds few controls on the browser. The controls added are play/pause, volume , seeking and mute/ unmute. A full screen button will be added […]

Accessible Emails for your business

Email marketing, the most prominent way of reaching to potential customers. Potential customers include customers who are older in age, those who have physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. However these mailers are not reaching a large set of customers. This is because accessible emails are not part of your campaign. Why is accessible emails relevant […]

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 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 […]

How To Meet the Needs of Older Internet Users

People who were in in their 40s during the internet boom of the late 90s will now be coming into retirement, suggesting a new wave of tech savvy seniors. There are increasing numbers of tech startups aimed at the elderly, but those aged 55+ are still only 3% of total internet users. In a world increasingly dependent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Appeal to Apple for Adding Telugu Text to Speech support in Voiceover

Dear all, A sincere appeal to add Telugu Text to Speech to aid blind IOS users. Content on the web and elsewhere is increasingly rendered in local languages. Multilingual websites are increasingly becoming popular. On social media like facebook, I have several times urged my friends to provide the content alternately in English just because […]

Technology on travel! A hard of hearing driver and a blind rider

I am a technology believer and great supporter of accessible technologies. Being a person with blindness, most of my daily activities highly depend on technology. My daily travel to office is not an exception. I use Uber for my daily commute. Today morning when I have booked an Uber pass as usual the vehicle information […]

Recommended Screen Reader and Browser Combination

This document is updated on December 28th, 2019 after the Web AIM 8th screen reader survey results published in second half of 2019. Jump directly to the comparison table Picking up the right screen reader and browser combination is critical for accessibility testing. Use of NVDA on windows desktop and laptop platform is increasing from […]

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 […]

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