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Accessibility in India Community Group

This group focuses on accessibility awareness in India. With India, being an IT, it is important to look at accessibility and build awareness on the web and mobile and ebooks. This group will not publish specifications.

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Accessibility meet-up July 2013 in Bangalore

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:

  1. WCAG for ICT (Thanks Prashant and Kiran for the info shared recently)
  2. How each one is doing with their initiatives for accessibility
  3. Information about upcoming conferences
  4. 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

Since the space is limited, it’s essential that those interested to join the must sign up on Accessibility Meet-up July 2013 page on Facebook.

Please spread the word…

For any questions and suggestions, feel free to contact me.

Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web ICT

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) today published a completed Working Draft of Guidance on Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies (WCAG2ICT). After the comments from this review period are addressed, WAI expects to publish this as an informative (that is, non-normative) W3C Working Group Note. Please see important information in the Call for Review: Final Draft of WCAG2ICT e-mail. Comments are welcome through 15 August 2013. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Updated Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group today requests review of draft updates to Notes that accompany WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors’ Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors’ Draft). Comments are welcome through 15 August 2013. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see the Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. See also important information in the WCAG Techniques and Understanding WCAG Updates blog post. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

Accessibility Round-up – 11th July 2013

Hello all,
Here we go with the round up of this week!

Until next week,

Easy Checks – A First Review of Web Accessibility

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.

Accessibility round up 2nd July 2013

Hello All,

I’m planning to post a list of accessibility related articles that I found interesting from different sources. Here is the first round up!

Happy reading!
Until the next time,

Introducing myself – Srinivasu Chakravarthula, PayPal

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 and more about me at

Looking forward to fruitful discussions.


Introduce yourself at Accessibility in India Community Group

Hi All,

Welcome to the Accessibility in India Community Group! Feel free to introduce yourself and your organization and your work in accessibility!

To communicate with everyone on the group, some of the tools available are:

  • Blog (with RSS feeds)
  • Mailing lists
  • Wiki
  • IRC (with access to IRC tools for meeting management)

Look forward to engaging with you’ll.