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.
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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
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
I am Prashant Verma, Sr. Software Engineer, W3C India. In India the areas that needs to be focused are development of multilingual assistive technologies, Awareness & education of accessibility guidelines, adoption of Standards in e-governance services etc in order to get accessible web based solutions.