Summary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Accessibility News, Web Accessibility
We have posted a few posts to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we continue to put in efforts to raise awareness about accessibility. Besides, here is a quick Summary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. At Informatica Informatica has hosted an internal awareness event to its employees. Event includes a presentation on accessibility in general and accessibility at Informatica, an activity to show simpulation of people with disabilities, an activity of how keyboard only users can use the technologies. At Mitra Jyothi Prakat Solutions, Mitra Jyothi Rotary Club of Koramangala has organized an event consist of a video screening and 2 panel discussions. Below is a note put together post the event. 19th, May, 2016 Mitra Jyothi Auditorium, HSR Layout, Bangalore Setting the stage: The GAAD, a collaborative effort of…
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Colours with Good Contrast – Accessibility Tips

Accessibility Tips
Today colours play a big role in design. It's important to ensure that there is sufficient contrast between foreground and background. For regular text, there should be minimum ratio of 4.5:1. Be especially careful while dealing with light color shades of gray, orange and yellow WCAG Success Criteria: 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) Level AA Understanding 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) How to meet 1.4.3 Contrast (minimum) Exceptions Large Text: Large-scale text and images of large-scale text have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1; Incidental: Text or images of text that are part of an inactive user interface component, that are pure decoration, that are not visible to anyone, or that are part of a picture that contains significant other visual content, have no contrast requirement. Logotypes: Text that is part of a…
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Heading Structure – Accessibility Tips

Web Accessibility
Right heading structure improves user experience and provide easy access to content. It's essential to mark up using real HTML heading mark-up and not just styling as headings. Often times some developers make text bold, increase font size for headings instead using real HTML mark-up. Why is it essential to use real heading mark-up? When styles are turned off, they still have to look like headings Screen readers such as NVDA, rely on mark-up to expose information to users. If headings are not marked-up using real HTML, they will be treated as plain text When HTML heading attributes are used, screen reader users can skim read the content Search engines look up for headings to retrieve relevant content to users things to remember while designing headings Ensure that heading levels…
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W3C’s WAI Calls for Review of Web Accessibility Perspectives videos

Web Accessibility
We all know it's challenging to raise awareness about accessibility. Some people get inspired and covert but many still resist keeping myths in mind. As it's is known that injecting myth is far more easier than injecting truth and reality. Education and Outreach Working Group of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has recently put together a few wonderful videos on Web Accessibility Perspectives. Videos are precise, simple to understand, accessible and captioned. Each resource page has Video, information about the feature, who depends on the feature, additional benefits, what needs to happen for feature to work, related links including accessibility principle, getting started tutorial, easy check, user story, Success Criteria of WCAG 2.0, User story and a tutorial. This would be perfect resource to use during your event on the…
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Accessibility Resources for Developers

Web Accessibility
While we add content to our a11y resources page, to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, here is a quick list of some cool resources for Developers. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines - lists complete WCAG specification How to meet WCAG 2.0 - a customization quick reference to WCAG Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) - a friend to make modern web accessible and inclusive Bootstrap Accessibility Plugin from PayPal OpenAjax Examples - a one stop for accessible widgets Mobile Accessibility Guidelines from BBC Automated Accessibility Testing Tool from PayPal engines included are HTML Code Sniffer, aXe from Deque and Chrome extension Accessibility with ngAria - AngularJS documentation for accessibility Accessibility in SharePoint 2013 by Microsoft Developer Network Accessibility on iOS Accessibility - Android Developers Make Word Press Accessible Accessibility ready themes for…
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Accessibility round-up Week 1, May 2016

Accessibility News
After some gap, we are back with Accessibility round-up. Here is stuff for this week Accessibility by design – IBM [Video] Command line Accessibility Tools Accessibility Testing with NVDA Screen reader by Deque [Video] Events Across the world to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 19, 2016 7 things every designer needs to know about Accessibility (Credit: Arthi Amaran) Accessibility Ready themes for Word Press Inclusive design - a chance to design in more innovative way by Ben of Microsoft Accessible gaming includes list of a few PC and console games Guidelines for Audio description on videos
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