Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – a recap of celebrations in India

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Wow, this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) was bigger than ever before; so it is difficult for me to write full recap in one post; hence this post focuses on what has happened in India and next post will talk about events around the world. My day started off with event at PayPal India. It's great to have spoken at an office that I worked earlier. It's amazing to see some of the initiatives that I have started at PayPal India like Accessibility session for new hires, Accessibility Showcase are continued. Phani, Director of Payment products welcomed the gathering; he has done a good research on accessibility for his talk. Then I spoke about Accessibility of Digital Payments. Then Nawaz Khan of PayPal spoke about JavaScript and Accessibility of…
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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

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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

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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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