Bangalore Accessibility Meet-up July 2013 – a Thank you note!

BlrA11YMeet-Up
Inspired by Ted Drake of Intuit, who initiated and hosted Bangalore Accessibility Dinner back in May, 2013, I thought, we should continue the momentum. Thanks to the The National Association for the Blind, Karntaka Branch for their support with venue and logistics which helped us to organize 2nd Bangalore Accessibility Meet up on 27th July 2013. It was good to see about 15 folks joined us from around the city and it was more encouraging to see new participants from companies like Bang the Table and so on! We had no agenda for this meet up and the objective was to share news about accessibility and what's happening around the world. Group was excited about HTML 5 Tour being organized by W3C India. Also, we have made a note to…
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Page titles, what is that all about?

Accessibility Checklist Examples, Web Accessibility
This is going to be a quick post, but something very essential. <title> is something that represent your web page and it is indeed helpful specially those who opens multiple websites on different tabs. Page <title> should convey the content of the page and information about the portal. It's very essential to provide appropriate page <title>. Why is it so important to have an unique page <title> is that if we have a multiple tabs opened on a browser, just by looking at the title, we should know what page we would be using. Page <title> is inserted as part of page <header> and the coode looks like: <html> <head> <title> Page name: Portal name </title> <head> ...and then starts the <body> attribute. It is Level A requirement of Web…
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Accessibility Round-up July 11th 2013

Accessibility News
We have started posting our favorites from different sources as weekly round up and these will be published both here and W3C's Accessibility In India Community Group. Able2Fly - improving accessible travel by Disability Horizons NCPEDP - MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2013 Announced Keyboard and Interaction Accessibility Techniques - a presentation by Jared Smith of WebAIM Accessibility Evaluation for Web Writers by Day Alexander Working with Text and VoiceOver on a Mac by American Foundation of the Blind Hands-free Computer Access with Tracker Pro by BarrierBreak SkipTo plugin by PayPal Accessibility Team - an enhancement to SkipTo links by SG Accessibility Solutions Accessibility Objectives for Word Press - initial thoughts by Graham Armfield "Responsive Design + Accessible Design = Responsible design" #MessageMonday by PayPal Accessibility Team AirBus has created rest…
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SkipTo plugin by PayPal Accessibility Team – an enhancement to SkipTo links

Accessibility Checklist Examples, Web Accessibility
Did you remember our post on Skip links - what, why and how?. In that article, we have seen how skip links would benefit users who uses screen readers or keyboard only but wouldn't it be cool if Skip links actually helps everyone? Thanks to PayPal (External link) for introducing an enhancement to skip to by introducing SkipTo Plugin (External link). Let's say you run a knowledge base portal or a news daily and your readers would love to browser by skim reading the page and read complete article of their choice. So they decide to skim read by headings and as you know one needs to either a scroll through the page with mouse or use down arrow on the keyboard. Wouldn't it be cool, if your readers have…
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