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Global A11Y Consultants Whatsapp Group Global A11Y Consultants is an accessibility Whatsapp group. Anyone interested in discussing, helping fellow consultants, ask your question or answer others question in relation with digital accessibility are invited to join. We highly encourage to discuss issues related and share knowledge on digital accessibility but upon request or larger interest […]

Accessibility Discussion Forums

As accessibility consultants, developers with accessibility in mind, accessibility program/ product managers or assistive technology users we often have many questions. The questions can be but not limited to using certain accessibility feature, web accessibility technique, Web accessibility standard, accessibility testing tool, browser/ operating system/ assistive technology compatibility, coding techniques, accessibility laws. We often look […]

discussion forums

Maxability strongly encourages community participation for digital inclusion in India and rest of the world. The groups and forums below help in stepping towards the goal. We encourage you to join and participate in appropriate group(s). Global a11y Maxability Maxability-Usability Globally A11Y Consultants WhatsApp Group This is a group created to encourage accessibility testers, consultants, […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2019

The 8th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day GAAD 2019 is on May 16th, 2019. Global accessibility awareness day GAAD  is marked on third Thursday of May every year. It’s 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 […]

Top 7 ARIA tips for Developers

Accessible Rich Internet Applications, widely known as WAI ARIA or just ARIA is a W3C specification to build accessible next generation web technologies. Knowledge of ARIA and its usage is highly increased in modern websites and applications. However, many developers have limited knowledge on the right way of usage. This short article gives ARIA tips […]

1.4.13: Content on Hover or Focus

Where receiving and then removing pointer hover or keyboard focus triggers additional content to become visible and then hidden, the following are true: (Level AA) Dismissible: A mechanism is available to dismiss the additional content without moving pointer hover or keyboard focus, unless the additional content communicates an input error or does not obscure or […]

NVDA 2019.1 is released, Download and What’s new

NVDA the free Windows screen reader by NVAccess released the next and first version for 2019 i.e. NVDA 2019.1. The release includes few new features, bug fixes and developer enhancements. What’s new in NVDA 2019.1? Highlights of this release include performance improvements when accessing both Microsoft word and Excel, stability and security improvements such as […]

Magic tap, an accessibility feature in IOS

Every mobile app will have one task that is highly used, magic tap makes it easy and quick for voiceover users. On your IOS device with the phone app, you want a simple gesture to answer and hang the call, play or stop the music on the music app, take a picture on camera app […]

Mobile Accessibility User Survey

Mobile accessibility user survey aims at collecting the experiences and preferences of users with disabilities who use mobile devices for their day to day activities. Mobile apps have a vital role in lives of people in this 21st century. From checking your emails, booking travel, managing your activities, social media, reading news, paying utility bills […]

1.4.12 Text Spacing

In content implemented using markup languages that support the following text style properties, no loss of content or functionality occurs by setting all of the following and by changing no other style property: Line height (line spacing) to at least 1.5 times the font size; Spacing following paragraphs to at least 2 times the font […]

Update on CAPTCHA Accessibility! W3C need your inputs

Do you want to take part and provide inputs to the most critical digital accessibility problem, inaccessibility of CAPTCHA? Here is an opportunity for you. Overview of inaccessibility of CAPTCHA CAPTCHA accessibility is one of the most tricky and long existing problem for digital accessibility. It is a known fact that having only one CAPTCHA […]

Writing an Accessibility Statement for your organization

Having an accessibility statement on the website shows your commitment towards persons with disabilities. With the increase in awareness on the need of inclusive  digital content, either you have a website or a mobile app, showing your commitment towards accessibility is important. While having relevant information on an accessibility statement acknowledges the commitment towards accessibility […]

WCAG 2.1 color contrast analyzer

During June 2018, W3C WAI recommended the new accessibility standard Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 i.e. WCAG 2.1. Along with many new success criteria specific success criterion is added that speaks about color contrast for non-text content. While the existing 1.4.3 contrast (minimum)  and 1.4.6 contrast (Enhanced) still exist. 1.4.11 Non-text contrast The success criteria […]

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