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Accessibility Update 13th June, 2017

June 13, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Lot has been happening in the recent past. Here is a quick update: Global Accessibility Awareness Day was marked really well across the world. There were a lot of in-person and virtual events. W3C has published an updated version of Web Accessibility Laws and Policies. Now it has filters and table of contents; more easy… Finish Reading “Accessibility Update 13th June, 2017”

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Accessibility Review: Home page of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

June 7, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Noticed that Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has re-designed its website and here are list of quick accessibility findings. Note that this is not a complete assessment report. Slider images do not have appropriate alternate text. They are provided something like “Slider 1, Slider 2 etc.” Page has about 11 color… Finish Reading “Accessibility Review: Home page of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment”

Accessibility Testing Tool list

May 31, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

This list is intended for Windows environment but most of these should work on Mac OSX too. aXe by Deque Color Contrast Analyzer WAVE extensions for Firefox and Chrome Bookmarklets by Paul J Adam NVDA – a Free and open source screen reader for Windows Accessibility Evaluation Report Templates by W3C Accessibility Developer Tools for… Finish Reading “Accessibility Testing Tool list”

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

May 25, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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.… Finish Reading “Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) – a recap of celebrations in India”

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Accessibility of Digital Payments

May 21, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

This is a presentation have done on the eve of Global Accessibility Awareness Day at PayPal on 18th May 2017. Contents1 Slides2 Full Text3 Photos Slides Full Text Full text is work in progress and will be available soon. Apologies – just in midst of too many happenings, couldn’t write full text on time as… Finish Reading “Accessibility of Digital Payments”

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WAI – ARIA Landmark navigation extension

May 15, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of W3C, a few years ago, introduced landmark roles (also known as landmarks”) for easy navigation of web page. An introduction to ARIA landmark roles: The purpose of this technique is to provide programmatic access to sections of a web page. Landmark roles (or “landmarks”) programmatically identify sections of a page.… Finish Reading “WAI – ARIA Landmark navigation extension”

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Tips for developers: Get your website teted for accessibility – Part 2 – Operable

May 9, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

This is Part 2 of 4 parts on how a developer should get their website or application tested for accessibility. Objective of this series is to provide easy method of accessibility testing to developers so that they can test as they code. This is how we would achive accessibility right at the development and design… Finish Reading “Tips for developers: Get your website teted for accessibility – Part 2 – Operable”

A quick accessibility review: Swiggy iOS App

April 24, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “A quick accessibility review: Swiggy iOS App”

Schedule a call to get started with Digital Accessibility

April 21, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Schedule a call to get started with Digital Accessibility”

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 – Let’s raise awareness about accessibility

April 12, 2017 • Srinivasu Chakravarthula

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… Finish Reading “Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017 – Let’s raise awareness about accessibility”

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