A quick accessibility review: Swiggy iOS App

Accessibility Reviews, GAAD
Swiggy is an online portal using which one can order food from restaurants around and food will be delivered through their executive. When Madhu Singhal, Founder of Mitra Jyothi told me that she needs to use Swiggy but its app on iOS is not accessible using VoiceOver that prompted me do a quick accessibility review of Swiggy. Some of the observations are: Bottom navigation tabs have no problem. works well with VoiceOver Home button (at the top), area selector widget, favorites button do not have an accessible name When swiping using gestures, offers widget is not accessible Able to Select and open a restaurant Able to read through the menu options Buttons provided to add / remove an item from the menu list does not have label Cart is completely…
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Schedule a call to get started with Digital Accessibility

GAAD
Now-a-days, there is a positive momentum about accessibility and businesses would want to make their products accessible. But challenge for many is that they do not know where to start and how to go about. To mark 6th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I have decided to spend sometime with people who would like to know about accessibility and start their journey into building accessible products. Through this month, one can schedule a call with me for 30 minutes to discuss brief about accessibility and how they can get started. Once call is scheduled all you need to do is call on the provided number at the time that you have opted. In case I could not answer your call, I apologize in advance and I shall call you…
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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 – Let’s raise awareness about accessibility

GAAD
6th edition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day will be observed on 18th May, 2017. As always, this is one such event that success of the event does not get measured by it's size or format but by impact that event could create. Thanks to Prakat Solutions Inc.,, here is a quick video of my opening remarks about Global Accessibility Awareness Day that I spoke last year. Some of the topics that could touch upon to raise awareness about are: How to test for accessibility of a product? Read Part 1 of our series on How to test website for accessibility What's in WCAG 2.1? What's the state of Accessibility of Government porals? Read my post on Status of State Government Portals in India What can you do? Responsibility of different…
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Tip for Developers: Get your website tested for accessibility -Part 1 Perceivable

Accessibility Testing, Web Accessibility
Quite often, I receive emails from non-profit organizations asking if I can help them with accessibility testing for their newly built website. I also see most of them do not get built accessibility in mind though many of them are for organizations who offer services to people with disabilities. This post illustrate a few tips that developers can use while building a website. While we intend to see many developers have knowledge on accessibility, it's absolutely fine to start with a willingness to build an accessible product. This post illustrates advice in the form of question and answer in reference to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. This will be series of four articles to cover Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust. Question: Do you have images or any other non-text…
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Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 First Public Working Draft is now available

Accessibility News
Accessibility Testing is critical for ensuring accessibility of any product. Similar to any other testing e.g. performance, functional etc., quality is an essential component for accessibility testing too! Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published First Public Working Draft of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 and accepting comments and feedback by 5th May, 2017. As the size and complexity of web development is growing, it's essential to have adequate tools to automate accessibility testing. To make rules universal, there needs a standard specification. That is what ACT Rules format aims to address. About the ACT framework There are currently many products available which aid their users in testing web content for conformance to accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0. As the web develops and grows in both size and…
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