Recap of Bangalore Accessibility Meetup – August, 2016

BlrA11YMeet-Up
After a long time, Bangalore Accessibility Meetup got resumed and held on 27th August, 2016 at the office of Prakat Solutions. Thank you Team Prakat for hosting. It was attended by nearly about 20 accessibility enthusiasts, who works at different companies like IBM, Wipro, Cognizant, Dell etc., Here is a quick summary. This session was meant to know each other, share what's happening in the accessibility field and a few ideas as to what we collectively can do. Event kicked off with round of introductions followed by welcome note from Anu Biswas, Founder of Prakat. It's fantastic to see the passion in Team Prakat towards accessibility. Then a quick presentation was made to share update in the area of digital accessibility by Srinivasu Chakravarthula, Lead Accessibility at Informatica. Click below…
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Launch of Sugamya Pusthakalaya (Accessible Online Library) in India

Accessibility News
24th September, 2016 marks a historic milestone for people with print disabilities in India. DAISY India, in partnership with Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and powered by TCS Access Infinity has launched Sugamya Pustakalaya (Accessible Digital Library) which provides opportunity to blind and print disabled people to have access to wide range of publications including study material, fiction, non-fiction etc., About Sugamya Pustakalaya If you are looking for books accessible to the blind, people with low vision or to persons with any other print disability, this library of libraries is your one-stop shop. Sugamya Pustakalaya is a collaborative effort of several organizations to end the book famine faced by people with print disabilities. Here, you can access books in diverse languages from various libraries across India. We have also…
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Resuming Bangalore Accessibility Meetups

BlrA11YMeet-Up
Greetings on the eve of India's 70th Independence Day. It's almost 2 years that we, accessibility enthusiasts in Bangalore, could not meet each other. It was due to that I was relocated to Hyderabad in 2014 (recently moved back), then busy with family as we were blessed with a baby boy about two weeks ago! but I wish momentum could have continued. Nevertheless, I'm pleased to announce that we are resuming accessibility meetups in Bangalore and Thanks to Mrs. Anu Biswas and her team at Prakat Solutions, who are willing to host meet up for the month of August. About Bangalore Accessibility Meetup This will be a platform to discuss about state of digital accessibility, learn and share things about digital accessibility including WCAG, ARIA, Mobile accessibility, assistive technology bugs,…
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Some challenges faced by people with low vision

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I happened to be a person with low vision and see some situations challenging if not impossible. Feel free to comment if you have observed any other challenges or have solutions for some of these. I'm also writing solutions that I usually practice or something I think of. Be informed that my solutions my not work for you. ChallengeSolution Unable to identify status of elevatorThis happens mostly in the corporate buildings where functional buttons up/down are provided at side of doors but display would be at the top somewhere; instead display should be at the right above the functional buttons It's easy to identify inside the elevator when flash light gets turned off on selected button but when elevator is crowded, it may not be easy hence having auditory announcements…
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