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Author: Shilpi Kapoor

15 September, 2020

Accessibility is Global — Accessibility Champions beyond the US

My first CSUN was in 2004 and I think I was the only Indian there. If you don’t know CSUN, it is probably “the conference” you wanted to attend if you were working in Accessibility. Though I had been working with disability & accessibility since 1995, the feeling of being outside the “community” was something that intimidated…

9 September, 2020

Choosing a generalist software testing firm versus an accessibility testing firm

Looking for an accessibility testing firm is often a hurdle that organizations encounter. There are numerous software testing firms who also offer accessibility testing and then you will find that there are specialized firms that focus on accessibility testing. How do you evaluate what is better? Some factors to consider when evaluating an offshore accessibility…

2 September, 2020

The ‘Why’ of having an Independent Accessibility Testing vendor? – Offshore Accessibility

In 2020, offshoring is not new to the industry and even to your organization. It is highly probable that your company already has one or even multiple preferred offshore development vendor that work across multiple divisions & projects. An obvious choice would be to just have them conduct accessibility testing for a products or websites…

21 May, 2020

Accessible Components Released on GAAD

The Idea behind a component is creating re-usable code. Now wearing my accessibility hat, I would say should components be accessible! Simple principle, ensure your components or component libraries are accessible, so one can build accessible websites and apps! So why don’t we ensure that every component that we use is accessible? If components are…

8 April, 2020

Top 3 reasons why Accessibility is critical for Edtech companies to adopt?

Accessibility is no longer an option for Edtech companies! If you are in the edtech space, then it’s time you adopt Accessibility and fast! Let me explain why! The adoption of technology in the education sector has seen a steep & unprecedented acceleration and it is a growth opportunity for the Edtech companies. It feels…

1 April, 2020

What is Section 508? Where do we start?

Section 508 is a law. Yes a law, that requires Federal agencies to ensure that their Electronic & Information Technology is accessible to people with disabilities. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Who does Section 508 apply to? It applies to all Federal agencies. What does Section 508 cover? It covers all…

27 March, 2020

Television Remote Control – an Inclusive Design Study

The Television Remote Control is one such device which is in nearly every household. Over the years, the television remote control has evolved. You can see remotes which are in all shapes & sizes, some with few functionalities while others that are overwhelming for users. From a personal experience, I can tell you that for…

3 October, 2019

Fintech & Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility will be key for the fintech sector to adopt. Banks worldwide were one of the first to embrace web accessibility whether it was due to regulations or lawsuits. I think it is safe to say, that access to banks, ATMs, online payment gateways, insurance, access to loans are equally required by people with…