11th October, 2018 was fabulous day for Bangalore. Intuit hosted their 6th Annual Accessibility Summit in their Bangalore office.
Summit has began with energiser by Prarthana, Co-founder of GiftAbled. Then summit was kicked off Ted Drake, Sanket and Somnath (leadership of Intuit) India.
Tomorrow (11th October, 2018) at 11:30am (Indian Standard Time – GMT+5:30), I’ll be speaking at Inclusive Design 24 and the topic is “Building Accessible Websites using WordPress”. While we are currently discussing about accessibility issue with new editor of wordpress, platform is still better from accessibility prospective and I’m sure accessibility issues for the editor would go away soon.
It’s great to learn September 23rd is observed as International Sign Language Day. (Thanks to Akhil Paul of Sense International India for tweeting about it).
International Day of Sign Language is observed every year on 23rd September along with the International Week of the Deaf.
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 (India) is a game changer and aim to eliminate barriers in the lives of people with disabilities. Here is what the act has improve accessibility of physical infrastructure.
Mandatory observance of accessibility norms
In next few weeks, there are a series of interesting accessibility events are happening in Bangalore, India. These are some interesting events that not only brings platform to gain/share knowledge but also make a lot of friends.
Design @ Business
This is a by invitation only event taking place on 21st September,
Success Criterion 2.5.1: 2.5.1 Pointer Gestures (Level A): All functionality that uses multipoint or path-based gestures for operation can be operated with a single pointer without a path-based gesture, unless a multipoint or path-based gesture is
This is another innovation in the assistive technology space from India. 6by6 By BarrierBreak has 3 amazing features to assist people with low vision and vision impairment. Here is a review of it’s 3 features and how they could help users.
- Currency Identifier: In the recent past,
I was recently asked by a friend if there are any standard rules to set priority for accessibility issues for a website and that triggered me write-in this piece.
In general, for an accessibility tester and when we read failure statements, everything sounds important,
Imagine, if you are in a new town and would like to explore places around you. If you are sure what kind of things you would want to explore, you may just ask someone. But what if you are unsure of what you would like to visit or just want to explore things around you.
It’s common practice and rather easy method to add widgets to an area that a theme supports. However, there are ways to add widgets into a post or page. This would be useful for several scenarios. Something like on pages that we do not wish to have a side bar but wish to have a few widgets displayed on the page etc.,