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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 […]

Top 10 Universities in India and their accessibility

Education is the fundamental right of any child. It is quite common in today’s 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 […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) 2016

The 5th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is on May 19th Thursday. It’s interesting to see the world talking about accessibility and experiencing the problems due to inaccessible infrastructure, digital content, software etc. GAAD is also an opertunity for individuals to understand the problems encountered by persons with disabilities. Awareness towards accessibility and […]

aria-selected (state)

Aria-selected state is used to notify when one or more items in a widget have selectable functionality. Eg: various tabs in a tab panel have selectable mechanism. In general the selected state is notified to the user with a change in color. The change in color notification will not be recognized by screen reading technologies. […]

Income opertunity for people with disabilities

Dear Readers, Accessworks is a portal that connects businesses who need usability testing of their digital assets to users with disabilities. Accessworks is a joint project between Australian Loop11 and US based non-profit Knowbility. Due to the demand in usability testing with users with disabilities on their experience doing standard web-based tasks like shopping, registering […]

1.2.1 Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

For prerecorded audio-only and prerecorded video-only media, the following are true, except when the audio or video is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such: (Level A) Prerecorded Audio-only: An alternative for time-based media is provided that presents equivalent information for prerecorded audio-only content. Prerecorded Video-only: Either an alternative for time-based […]

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