Accessibility Reviews

14 Nov

AirAsia provides reasonable accommodation; what can they do better?

Last weekend, we did a quick round trip to Hyderabad from Bangalore on Air Asia; here is our expereince as a family with 2 children and both of us having some disability (Hema has problem with her right hand and I’m a person with low vision).

Check-in counter staff both in Bangalore and Hyderabad are sensitive enough and arranged a personnel to assist us. However, they are not sensitized towards how and why they should be assisting us. That person was just walking ahead of us and once we found it difficult to trace him. AirAsia have announced a priority boarding but that sequence was not maintained after boarding the transit bus. Continue Reading AirAsia provides reasonable accommodation; what can they do better?

22 Aug

Accessibility Status of Central Government Universities in India

We always believe that any learning should come from education and educational institutions. In India, if not more, at least we are talking about digital accessibility since 2008 (I’m saying it as that is the year when Government of India has published Guidelines for Indian Government Websites). There are about 46 universities run by Central… Continue Reading Accessibility Status of Central Government Universities in India

29 Jun

Twitter iOS app is beautiful and inspiring!

Recently updated Twitter app for iOS version 7.1 is beautiful and inspiring to use. This is well designed keeping universal design in mind. Here is what I found impressive: Clear icons Very pixel perfect, smooth edges and easy to see. Enough color contrast between foreground and background. Links are underlined – all links including hashtags,… Continue Reading Twitter iOS app is beautiful and inspiring!

7 Jun

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

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… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Home page of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

28 Mar

Accessibility Review: Paytm web interface

Paytm is one of the largest digital wallets being used today. Paytm is one thing that gets accepted almost everywhere including small businesses like grocery stores, vegetable vendors etc., Also, Paytm enable users to purchase wide range of merchandise, book tickets for bus, train, fight etc., make utility payments such as electricity, DTH, mobile, landline,… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Paytm web interface

12 Jan

Accessibility Review: Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID) Portal of Government of India

A while ago, Department of Empowerment of People with Disabilities has launched Swavlamban Card portal to provide disability certificate and Unique Disability ID to persons with disabilities. I have pleased to see there has been a lot of care taken towards ensuring accessibility of the portal. Some of the positive things done on this portal:… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Unique Disability Identity Card (UDID) Portal of Government of India

18 Jul

Accessibility status of state government websites in India

Today, it’s heartening to see there is so much momentum going on to make India inclusive, I thought, it’s important that websites of all state governments are accessible. As I am a believer that inclusion happens when there is awareness created among the stakeholders. So I have done a quick accessibility test using aXe extension… Continue Reading Accessibility status of state government websites in India

10 Jun

Accessibility Review: Jobs for People with Disabilities portal by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Noticed that Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has launched Job Portal for people with disabilities; which would aim to become a great portal for job seekers with disabilities, employers and training institutes. This is certainly a great initiative although I personally prefer to embed people with disabilities… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: Jobs for People with Disabilities portal by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

29 Apr

Accessibility Review: HDFC NetBanking – Adding new Beneficiary

Today, let’s look at Add Beneficiary section of HDFC Bank. Please note that this test has been carried out using Mozilla Firefox and NVDA a Free and Open Source Screen reader On Home page, combo box that has NetBanking, Prepaid / Forex Card, Verified by Visa, Credit Cards, Forgot password, Register options does not get… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: HDFC NetBanking – Adding new Beneficiary

29 Apr

Accessibility Review: HDFC NetBanking – Adding new Beneficiary

Today, let’s look at Add Beneficiary section of HDFC Bank. Please note that this test has been carried out using Mozilla Firefox and NVDA a Free and Open Source Screen reader On Home page, combo box that has NetBanking, Prepaid / Forex Card, Verified by Visa, Credit Cards, Forgot password, Register options does not get… Continue Reading Accessibility Review: HDFC NetBanking – Adding new Beneficiary