You work hard to build clean, intuitive websites. Traffic is high and still climbing, and your website provides a great user experience for all your users, right? Now close your eyes. Is your website easily navigable? According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired. That’s more than the populations of England, Germany, and Japan combined!
As the web has continued to evolve, websites have become more interactive and complex, and this has led to a reduction in accessibility for some users. Fortunately, there are some simple techniques you can employ to make your websites more accessible to blind and low-vision users and increase your potential
Thanks to the National Association for the Blind, Karnataka Branch for providing space and logistics to organize an Accessibility meet up on 29th July, 2013. Objective of such meet ups is that to bring together accessibility enthusiasts once in a while to discuss what are the current developments, encourage newbies about accessibility and overall to keep the accessibility momentum live! Some of the areas would be discussed in the upcoming meet up are:
WCAG for ICT (Thanks Prashant and Kiran for the info shared recently)
How each one is doing with their initiatives for accessibility
Information about upcoming conferences
A few demos of Accessible patterns, assistive technologies
Saturday, 27th July 2013 14:00 Hrs to 16:30 Hrs (Indian Standard Time)
The National Association for the Blind, Karnataka Branch
CA Site No. 4 NAB Road
Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Bangalore 560075 India
Department of Information Technology, Government of India
The Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) invites comments on the updated draft of Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility, which has new sections on Forms and Plain Content View. Easy Checks helps you assess if a Web page addresses accessibility. It provides simple steps for anyone who can use the Web; no accessibility knowledge or skill is required. The checks cover just a few accessibility issues and are designed to be quick and easy, rather than definitive.
My name is Srinivasu, Accessibility practice lead at PayPal. My work at PayPal involves raising awareness about accessibility, manage accessibility evaluation process, develop automation suits and coordinate for accessibility fixes.
Accessibility is not just my job but something very close to my heart. I write blogs and offer freelance services at http://sgaccessibility.com and more about me at http://srinivasu.org