7 years of my accessibility journey

On July 4th, 2008, after receiving the offer as Management Trainee with IridiumInteractive LimitedExternal Website I have reached Hyderabad the then capital of united Andhra Pradesh. One of my close friends received me at Ameerpet.

Life at IridiumInteractive (IIL)

Rakesh while in IridiumInteractive

The year and a half journey at IridiumExternal Website was wonderful. Though I was designated as management trainee, I was responsible for testing the websites as per W3C WCAG 1.0 and WCAG 2.0 standards. Not knowing much about the web technologies and accessibility standards, every day was a learning to me. I was given freedom to learn the technologies required along with my regular accessibility testing activities. I have enjoyed the tenure to the fullest at Iridium. My management and the colleagues were very supportive.

Access Guaranteed in The HinduExternal Website

Thank you IridiumInteractiveExternal Website for a wonderful kick-off for my accessibility career.

Life at Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)

Rakesh while in Cognizant

It was on 11-11-2009 I have joined Cognizant Technology SolutionsExternal Website as a contract employee. Within 6 months I was taken as full time employee. While at Cognizant my professional career took real turn. I have worked on various advanced web technologies, learnt various techniques, trained several accessibility consultants, educated number of UI designers and developers, presented at various accessibility, disability conferences. The environment I have worked at Cognizant is wonderful. The management always encouraged my initiatives and recognized my efforts. 5 years journey at Cognizant would not been smooth without the support of my colleagues and continuous encouragement of my management. Big thanks to colleagues, management and Cognizant for such a wonderful opportunity.

Life at Deque Systems Inc

Rakesh while in Deque Systems

It has been just 6 months with Deque SystemsExternal Website so far. The experience is different from Iridium and Cognizant. Every associate in the organization talk about accessibility. Every conversation at some point relates with assistive technology or accessibility standards. I got a perfect team to express my accessibility feelings. A long way to go with Deque SystemsExternal Website.

How is it with Maxability

Approximately 3 years back I have started a word press blog by name AccessibilityIndia. Soon I have changed the name to Maxability.co.in. I have written a number of articles on web accessibility, disability, events and happenings, innovations and many more.

The journey just began, a long way to go. On this land mark day the caption for Maxability will be changed to

Maxability : Towards an Inclusive web.

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Maxability is advocating for digital equality for more than a decade. It believes in providing equal opportunities for persons with disabilities can improve the quality of life for everyone. Support Maxability in spreading awareness on digital accessibility. Reach Maxability for any digital accesssibility needs through our contact form or write to us at hello@maxability.co.in We want to hear from you. Together we can make digital a better and safe space for everyone.

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