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23 June, 2020 Tanvi Dalvi

Inclusive Design for different user groups

In my previous blog, we discussed about Inclusive Design and its importance. Today, let’s try to understand Inclusive Design in more detail considering various user groups.  As we now know, Inclusive design is a design to aid the range of human diversity. It could mean having different features to enhance the product but, the end goal of Inclusive design is to deliver the same experience to the all users regardless of their limitations.   There are multiple user…

15 June, 2020 Santosh Kakde

Accessible Feedback Form 

You must have filled many feedback forms, be it in your office, in your school or college, or for any service provider. A simple and user-friendly feedback form is one of the most efficient and economical method for a business to understand its customers. With the benefits that are associated with a feedback form, it becomes very important to ensure that they are accessible to all including people with disabilities.  If…

9 June, 2020 Tanvi Dalvi

What is Inclusive Product Design- BarrierBreak Approach

Look around. Touch things. Explore forms. Do you see or feel the bed or the chair you are sitting on, the phone or the laptop you are using, the jewellery you or your partner is wearing or the bottle kept on your desk? Have you wondered who designs these products or why they are designed…

2 June, 2020 Santosh Kakde

As a student with visual impairment, how to navigate an Accessible PDF textbook?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the preferred file format to publish, share and carry information online which has minimum memory size.  In today’s time most important is making the document readable by assistive technology. From technical point of view, it is essential that the content is comprehensible to all user groups.  As a screen reader…

26 May, 2020 Anurag

WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 – What is the difference?

Yes, there are few changes that have been made in Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) 2.1 if we compare it with the WCAG 2.0. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explains how to make web content accessible for people with disabilities which includes diverse user groups.  WCAG Timeline   WCAG 2.0 was published in 2008 and after 10 years WCAG…

21 May, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

12 May, 2020 Alfiya Memon

Happiness – Travel with Colleagues & Experience the Strength in Numbers!

When you think of happiness, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? According to me, happiness is something we experience when we spend time with our near and dear ones. For example, going to a picnic with office colleagues, meeting friends and family, travelling and experiencing different parts of India But often…

5 May, 2020 Manish Pandey

What is Americans with Disabilities Act? Does ADA apply to websites?

Few months back there was a news trending about Domino’s Pizza being sued because of inaccessible website & mobile app and the claim of Domino’s to have the case thrown out, arguing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) did not apply to its website because it is not  covered as a “place of public accommodation”….