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Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 First Public Working Draft is now available

April 10, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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.… Finish Reading “Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0 First Public Working Draft is now available”

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 First Public Working Draft has been published – have your say!

March 1, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

It was in 2008, Web Accessibility Initiative Group of W3C has announced Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as a candid recommendation. Since then, there has beena lot of of improvements and changes in technologies. For more than a year now, Accessibility Guidelines Working Group have been working hard to introduce extended version of WCAG… Finish Reading “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 First Public Working Draft has been published – have your say!”

Twitter Campaign to support #PasstheRPDBill

December 12, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Thanks to NCPEDP and Mr. Javed Abidi for putting this together. It’s important that The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill gets passed soon to make lives of people with disabilities more independent and make India more inclusive. Here are the details: Please join the Twitter Campaign on Monday, 12th December from 3 to 6… Finish Reading “Twitter Campaign to support #PasstheRPDBill”

Accessibility related events in October

October 7, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Accessibility related events in October”

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Launch of Sugamya Pusthakalaya (Accessible Online Library) in India

August 25, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Launch of Sugamya Pusthakalaya (Accessible Online Library) in India”

WAI‘s Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) seeking inputs for WAI’s new site design

June 14, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAi) of World Wide Web Consortium is one stop for all resources including guidelines, techniques, checklists, examples related to web accessibility. Education and Outreach Working Group is seeking inputs from community to work on re-design of WAI’s website. The Survey with 57 questions asks very interesting input including what is needed for… Finish Reading WAI‘s Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) seeking inputs for WAI’s new site design”

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NVDA 2016.2 is released!

June 2, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Our favorite screen reader NVDA – a free and open source screen reader has just announced it’s newest version 2016.2! Highlights of this version as mentioned on the release blog post: Highlights of this release include the ability to indicate spelling errors while typing; support for reporting grammar errors in Microsoft Word; and improvements and… Finish Reading NVDA 2016.2 is released!”

W3C elects new advisory board.

June 1, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just announced it’s new advisory board who plays a key role in providing guidance to the team on strategy, legal matters, conflict resolutions etc., The W3C Advisory Committee has filled five open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Created in 1998, the Advisory Board provides guidance to the Team… Finish Reading “W3C elects new advisory board.”

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Summary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 23, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Summary of Global Accessibility Awareness Day”

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Accessibility round-up Week 1, May 2016

May 6, 2016 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Accessibility round-up Week 1, May 2016”

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