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25 November, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

Why MUST you Implement Accessibility in your Online Shopping Experiences?

E-commerce shopping or online shopping has seen a significant increase during this COVID-19 pandemic period. The pandemic has certainly changed retail business and over the next couple of months you can surely expect a surge in online shopping. When a consumer comes to a store’s website, he expects much of the same in-store experience translated…

15 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

2 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

4 August, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

23rd September, 2020 – Finally, Public Sector Bodies need to comply with UK Digital Accessibility Regulations

Did you know that all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom must comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations – The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) by September 23, 2020?   The accessibility regulations which came into force on the 23rd September 2018 aims to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users,…

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…

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…

12 September, 2018 Shilpi Kapoor

I want to make a Mobile App Accessible to Visually Impaired! Really?

A common myth about web accessibility is that it “Only helps visually impaired”. It’s one we hear again and again. We only want to test with screen readers. This approach of building accessibility and inclusion for only one group at a times, is not really practical. Let me share how I see it with a…

6 July, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Image Description – An Integral part of Content Accessibility

Image Descriptions are key to providing equal access to people who are low vision or blind the same information from an accessibility perspective. Often referred to as image descriptions or alternate text or alt text, let’s discuss how you can ensure accessibility for images. Images are an integral part of telling the story on the…