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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”….

28 April, 2020 Anil Kumar

aria-expanded: the Good and the Bad

Interactions on the Web are getting more engaging and dynamic these days. In this modern web era, UI designers are coming up with rich interactions for users where information is available to them without requiring the page getting reloaded. Gone are the days where users clicked on a link or button and web page had…

23 April, 2020 Tanvi Dalvi

An Inclusive Design study on the “visually impaired friendly” coins launched by the Reserve Bank of India

Money, a very important commodity everyone needs in order to survive and to grow and, a reward every one works extremely hard for to earn. Would it still be a reward if one can’t access it easily either digitally or physically?Even though the world is shifting towards cashless transactions, dealing with tangible money is still…

21 April, 2020 Santosh Kakde

Looking for an Accessible booking form for scheduling meetings?

In these times, when the whole world is going online, the need for an accessible online booking system can be a boon. The need to have your calendar available to people, so they can schedule a meeting time without the hassle of sending multiple mails to find a mutually convenient time is something that is…