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Raising awareness about online accessibility

Improving online accessibility is becoming crucial in this day and age given rapid technological advancements and an ever-increasing reliance on the internet for accessing goods and services, as well as e-commerce. It is essential therefore that web and technology designers build accessibility into their websites and software so that access is not limited by disability. In order […]

ACCESSIBILITY BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2019

We are delayed in posting this accessibility news BULLETIN, apologies. Here are the highlights from Accessibility BULLETIN September 2019. Maxability webinar September 2019 OZeWAI and PWAC) Empower 2019 – India India Inclusion Summit India   Maxability webinar September 2019 The next webinar on Maxability is scheduled on September 17th, 2019. The topic is Mobile app […]

2.5.2 Pointer Cancellation WCAG 2.1 Level A

For functionality that can be operated using a single pointer, at least one of the following is true: No Down-Event The down-event of the pointer is not used to execute any part of the function; Abort or Undo Completion of the function is on the up-event, and a mechanism is available to abort the function […]

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 […]