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5 October, 2021 Anil Kumar

5 Free Must Have Web Accessibility Testing Tools

In today’s COVID times, all our day-to-day activities have moved online. The need to make the solutions accessible is increasing as more and more activities are moving online. In this post, we will learn about 5 free accessibility testing tools that will help to create accessible web experiences! Testing your product or websites to check…

4 August, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Cognitive Disability & Digital Accessibility

The idea of accessibility for people with disabilities is not limited to digital or ICT accessibility. Digital accessibility addresses the ability of people with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities to access electronic resources such as the Internet, software, mobile devices and e-readers. It also covers people with age-related or temporary disabilities due to accident or…

23 September, 2020 Salim Khan

Should I create a VPAT for my technology product?

Often the organization are in a dilemma that they should create VPAT for the product or not? In this blog we are trying to answer this question, so let us first start with understanding what VPAT is all about. What is a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)?  A VPAT is a document about the accessibility of a product conforming to…

1 April, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

19 December, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

Accessibility 2018 – A Quick Look Back

Few days to go and before we ring in 2019, here is a quick look back at some of the main news in the land of accessibility: January 2018 The beginning of the year saw the refreshed Section 508 being legally coming into effect. The Section 508 standards were established in 1998, that require Federal…

1 February, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Some new and upcoming changes to the land of accessibility guidelines and standards

We welcome 2017 by celebrating a lot of big changes happening in the land of accessibility guidelines and standards. The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and WCAG 2.1 One of the biggest news is that W3C group previously called the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group” is now renamed to simply the “Accessibility Guidelines Working Group”…