Idea to spread awareness about Accessibility to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Web Accessibility
As you all know 3rd December is marked as International Day of Persons with Disabilities and a lot of activities around the world. Here are some ideas to raise awareness about disability and accessibility. Mini Accessibility Showcase: We can create mini accessibility showcase absolutely at no cost but will have a great impact. Here is the list of activities and set up: Experience a screen reader: Install NVDA Screen reader a free and open source software on Windows and let users browse website by turning off the monitor. Here is an article by WebAIM on how to evaluate a web page using NVDA Screen Reader Mac users can turn on VoiceOver by pressing CMD+F5; when you turn on for the first time, it will display a dialog for training; press…
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Impact of Inclusive Design

Presentations
This is full text of presentation made at UX India on 21st October, 2016. Thank you for having me here and I'm delighted to talk about inclusive design. Thank you UX India organizers for including this topic as part of this conference. To begin with, let me quickly introduce myself. I'm an accessibility evangelist, currently leads accessibility efforts at Informatica. Accessibility is something I am passionate about; I live in Bangalore with Hema (wife), Varshi (our angel) and 3 months prince! Since we have very limited time, let's get to the agenda - in next few minutes, we will be talking about Impact of inclusive design - beyond disabilities. The reason I specifically mentioned about beyond disabilities is because it's often we see discussions about accessibility are focused only around…
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Accessibility related events in October

Accessibility News
Here are a few accessibility events that I have / going to participate during October. Accessibility Week at Intuit India: Thanks to leadership, team of Special Needs and Abilities Network (SNAN) of Intuit and of course our good friend Ted Drake for having invited me to be part of a panel discussing about "Journey and challenges in the space of accessibility" with co-panelists Nirmita of Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) and Vishwajit of Intuit. Panel discussion received incredibly great response. As part of their Accessibility Week, Intuit has also set up a few experience zones including one by GiftAbled and Intuit's own Ability Cube Bangalore Accessibility Dinner: This is sponsored by Intuit; it was wonderful evening meeting with a few very old friends and making a few new friends.…
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