Category Archives: Articles

Accessibility – who should decide the level of conformance?

I think Jitendra Vyas encourages me to write stuff here! This is again in response to his question on twitter asking: Who and how decides which WCAG level should follow for a project? A, AA or AAA In general, I have seen companies are required to meet at least Level AA of Web Content Accessibility […]

Fixed header on top vs Back to top link

Recently Jitendra Vyas asked over Twitter that if users prefer fixed header or Back to top link; that prompted me to write this post. By the way, I started writing this when he tweeted but some how missed posting it; sorry about that. Fixed Headers are very helpful for people who are mouse users, people […]

Button Shape feature on iOS 7 – very cool!

I wish I activated this button shape long back. This is very cool. One of the benefits I see it increases visuals for buttons across the apps and also underline text on buttons. To activate this option, go to: Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> turn ON button options. One issue Apple should fix is […]

2014 Year in review!

January Missing my sweetheart Hema and baby darling… Received new year wishes from many. Built website for Access India convention – a meet up of several visually impaired folks. NAB Karnataka has won GudVille campaign! Kameshwari and I wrote a Review on TaxiForSure’s iOS app From 12th January to 14th January, spent at holy place […]

How the visually impaired can use a computer?

Thanks to NASSCOM Foundation for publishing my below article. Most often, people have a question – can a blind person use a computer? If so, do they need a special keyboard or a special computer? Before answering this question, let me take an example of a typist who never looks at the keyboard but can […]

Thousands of Websites; all are citizen centric; but are they accessible to all citizens – a review

Reproduced from CIS Accessibility Blog Thanks CIS for the opportunity. Today, there are about 7800 Central and state government websites hosted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). They are all certainly citizen centric – whether it is the Ministry of Finance, banks, the passport authority, educational board, transport, consumer affairs, or the most important website […]

Travel Tips for people with vision impairment

I often read in some mailing lists about need of escort for visually impaired travelers. While that’s true that having an escort would be helpful for people with vision impaired, I have also seen several visually impaired traveling alone, busy attending conferences. So wanted to collect trips and tricks for people with vision impaired as […]

Solutions for people with low vision

Early 2010, I have contributed to Accessibility Knowledge Series by BarrierBreak Technologies and thought, now I should quote that here and add some more tips. Much often, we attend meetings and conferences; Today, mostly every speaker uses Power Point Slides to express what they will have to say. Although they speak most of the time, […]

What makes us to build a successful career?

I often see people talking a lot about how frustrated they are with current job even they have just started with a job. But at the end of the day, they really work to the extent that they need to, then I wonder, why they should stress to themselves for thinking about all discomforts. In […]

Thyagaraja Aradhana 24th January

Today is one of the days one who loves and cares for music should remember. Today the 24th January is Aradhana of Shri. Thyagaraja. Some lines from Wikipedia about Aradhana: The Aradhana in its present format is not even a hundred years old. Thyagaraja died in 1847. A few days before his death, he had […]

Related Posts with Thumbnails