Starting version 61, Mozilla Firefox comes with Accessibility Inspector within developer tools. However, Accessibility Inspector is not enabled by default reason being shown that as of now while accessibility inspector is turned on, users are experiencing some performance issues using other developer tools. It would be a great friend to developers to see what information… Continue Reading Accessibility inspector is now available in Firefox Developer Tools
On 5th June, 2018 Web Accessibilty Initiative of World Wide Web Consortium has announced that Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has become official recommendation as standard. There has been tremendous efforts by Accessibility Guidelines Working Group which includes task forces for Cognitive, Low Vision and Mobile users. This is an evolution of W3C’s accessibility guidance, including expansion… Continue Reading Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now official
I was watching What’s new in Android Accessibility? and here is my quick notes. It’s great to see our good friend Victor Tsaran on the stage of Google I/O. Sound Amplifier – to help increase audio quality on your android and avoid sound disturbances around the user. The way i was explained was amazing that… Continue Reading New in Android Accessibility
DAISY Consortium has just announced the launch of Simply reading app (on Android) – a simple and intuitive app to read ePub books. Interface of the app looks rich and simple; works for everyone including users with disabilities. App does include a getting started guide which also has list of gestures that ca be used… Continue Reading Simply reading app launched by DAISY Consortium
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has become a proposed recommendation a while ago. This is possibly a last step before a standard becomes W3C recommendation. In short, this process is to confirm if required corrections are made. Here is what it means in the words of W3C. 7.6.4 Call for Review of Proposed Corrections Document… Continue Reading WCAG 2.1 is now a proposed recommendation
Accessibility Guidelines Working Group of W3C has published WCAG 2.1 as a candid recommendation (CR). Purpose of CR is to ensure that standard can be implemented. Results of this exercise will be made available on WCAG 2.1 Implementation report once it’s completed. Working group plans to complete this by June 2018. What’s new in WCAG… Continue Reading WCAG 2.1 is now a candid recommendation
January 20 & 21st 2018 remains historic. Series of amazing things took place in India. To begin with, Inclusive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) – a forum of a few individuals with disabilities who are graduated / studying at IITs, IIITs etc., have organised an unique hackathon where participants consist of coders of both… Continue Reading I-STEM hackathon, Blind World Cricket Cup, Ola App, First women… a historic weekend!
The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group of W3C has finalized following documents: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 Core Accessibility API Mappings 1.1 Digital Publishing WAI-ARIA Module 1.0 Digital Publishing Accessibility API Mappings 1.0 WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices 1.1 is a Working Group Note Below is an excerpt of the announcement from ARIA working group:… Continue Reading Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) Working Group of W3C has finalized several documents.
The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group of W3C has published last public working draft of WCAG 2.1 and one can send in comments no later than 12th January, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who are not full time into accessibility but want to spend their holiday / festive session in getting acquitted with… Continue Reading Last chance to comment: WCAG 2.1 last public working draft is now available
3rd December of every year is observed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Objective of observing this day is to raise awareness about people with disabilities and bring them to the mainstream. As we are gearing up to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I would like to spend a few minutes and… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December