Accessibility Bulletin April 2020

ACCESSIBILITY BULLETIN April 2020 is out. Know what’s happening in the world of digital accessibility. In this time of distress, let us all be united and fight the virus. Please see the message from Maxability below. Covid19 message from Maxability Updates from W3C on accessibility ID24 call for papers Covid19 message from Maxability currently no […]

Mobile apps accessibility! Is it impossible?

Mobile apps accessibility is something always make me upset. I am a full time IOS user and often play with my Samsung tab with Android OS in it. I am also a screen reader user so I heavily depend on VoiceOver and TalkBack. My Apple iPhone acts as a personal assistant to me. Beginning with […]

Mobile Accessibility practices for Government Of India Applications

Few months earlier, a set of like minded accessibility enthusiasts under the co-ordination of Dr Nirmita Narasimhan of Center for Internet and Society came together to formulate mobile accessibility practices to share with the Government of India. Government of India and various state governments are using mobile applications as a channel to communicate, provide services […]

Program Highlights: Mobile Accessibility Meet

The first ever mobile accessibility meet was held at Hyderabad on 12-12-2015. The full day workshop was organized by a team of visually challenged individuals, B. Vikram Babu, Srinivas Karnati,, K. Anil Reddy, Rakesh Paladugula, Kanuri Srikanth and M. Surya Jyothi. The workshop covered the following concepts to help visually challenged smart phone users. Basics […]

5 ways of typing with VoiceOver

VoiceOver is the screen reader built into IOS and Mac operating systems. Typing on a touch screen is a challenge for those who cannot see the screen and rely on screen reading technologies. However Apple has provided various mechanisms or ways in which users with visual challenges can type on a touch screen IOS device […]

Mobile Accessibility Standards by BBC

Henny Swan, Senior Accessibility Specialist with her team at BBC have published a draft of mobile accessibility standards in July 2013. They have asked for comments and feed-back to publish a final version then. Recently the accessibility team at BBC published their final version of mobile accessibility standards and guidelines. Mobile Accessibility Standards & Guidelines […]

Assistive Touch Features & options

People with motor disabilities such as Spinal cord injury, Loss or damage of limb(s), Cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophy, Multiple sclerosis etc have difficulty in using the limbs or fingers. Due to this difficulty, using certain gestures or tapping on a particular area of the screen will be extremely difficult. In certain cases use of physical […]

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