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WordPress Tip: Embedding Google photos to a post or page

Unlike Flickr or YouTube, there is no direct way to grab embed code for a photo on Google Photos but there is a way to do it. Go to Google Photos and select photo that you would wish to embed Open the photo in full (not as thumbnail) Right click on the image and select “Copy image location” Return to word press post or page Click on add media Select insert from URL and past Google photo link that was copied Provide caption or alt text Click on insert to post Enjoy inserting photos to your post right from Google…

Information: How to change ATM PIN of State Bank of India online?

Recently got to learn how we can generate new PIN for ATM of State Bank of India. That is a big relief; as it does not require us to visit branch or call customer service and then wait for a few days to receive new PIN. Unlike many other banks, this option is not shown prominently in navigation but process is very secure and simple. Here is how one can generate ATM PIN online. Login to Online banking portal of SBI with valid credentials Click on e-Services Select ATM Card Services from the left navigation Select PIN generation You will…

Relationships…

In my childhood, I used to feel entire village is my own home. Go to any house and we call them with some relation or the other and in return, we get affection, sense of secure. We felt so equal love that we never even felt or thought, why my cousin’s mother punished me when I did some mistake. I just think unity matters. In today’s life of globalization I see that’s missing and if this trend continues, I could anticipate future generations may not know people who have very close relationships with them. So this post brings you significance…

Disability and terms used

I have been following a hot discussion on social networks about terms used to mention “disability” of a person. In the recent speech of Mann Ki beat by Shri. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, he has appealed country to call people with disabilities as “DIVYANG”; which means a person with divine abilities and this has triggered community of people with disabilities to think through. For several years there are words used like Blind, Visually Handicapped, Physically Handicapped, Deaf and Dumb, Mentally rEtarded, Mentally Handicapped etc., and there wasn’t much of a problem though term sounds a bit rude.…

NGOs, let’s be smart; it’s 2015!

It was in 2010, I wrote a post on how I would like to see disability organizations and we are now in mid of 2015; but I don’t see any much change. I got a call from a disability organization (I prefer not to mention the name) and person who called me is their employment officer; whose responsibility is to identify suitable jobs for their clients and the conversation goes as follows: Me: Hello, this is Srini here Caller:Am I speaking to Srinivasu Me: Yes, you are Caller:Hello, my name is xxxx and I have recently joined xxx organization as…

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 Guidelines and the possible reason for this would be that check points up to Level AA are reasonable to achieve from practical development prospective. Level AAA requires much more efforts to achieve though not impossible. It’s the product owner who should decide the level of…

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 with low vision, elderly and learning disabilities; reason is that it will be easily accessible even when user is at the bottom of the page and headier is always visible. At the same time, back to top link is helpful to keyboard and screen reader…

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 that contrast for cancel button on compose window of mail app. It appears as blue text on black when button shapes are turned-on. Screenshot below!

Web at 25: What World Wide Web means to me?

To mark 25 years of World Wide Web, I am here to share how I began using internet and how I use it today. Over the last 25 years, web is evolved and became part and parcel of our day-to-day life. I started using internet sometime in 1999. Initially I was just using internet to communicate with people who are far off by sending e-mails and chatting using Yahoo! Messenger; both email and chat applications are my favorite. I still remember my excitement when I sent my first email to my well-wisher Sumit Agarwal and he responded welcoming me to…

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 of Shirdi. This was first visit of our little darling to Shirdi. Priests have kept baby at the Lotus feet of His Holiness Shri. Sadguru Sai baba. We have also witnessed the Godha Kalyanam under the auspicious hands of our Guruji. Vasu visited Mumbai, met…