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Srinivasu Chakravarthula, CPWA (CPACC + WAS)

Power of reading books: World book day

Yes, we are living in digital era today; but reading a printed book gives a unique pleasure. Advantage of reading a physical book is that we get memorised quickly. I have experienced that by reading a book of our choice will give us relaxation and best thing to get sleep. Yes, we can read books on computer or mobile device but that develops a bit of stress. Instead, if we prefer to read digitally, better to go for audio books. Some of the books I love reading are books that has history of a pilgrimage, history and teachings of saints,…

Greetings on the auspicious festival Ugaadi – New year for Telugu, Kannada and Marathi speaking families

This is the 32nd year of 60 years from Telugu Calendar. This is called “Shri. Vilambhi”. Telugu and Kannada new year are celebrated as “Ugaadi” and Marathi speaking people celebrate this as “Guid Padva”. For Telugu speaking people, festival starts with eating a dish that is made up of Mango, Neem, Chilli powder, Bananan, Jaggari and Salt. This is to taste all 6 varieties and understand that life comes with different tastes and we need to face every situation. We extend our best wishes to all who are celebrating. Above video is wishing everyone on the eve of Ugaadi in…

CPWA, CPACC, WAS – what are all these?

My readers may have noticed something like CPWA, CPACC and WAS added to my profile on various platforms. Thought I would write a quick post describing what these acronyms are meant. These are certifications by International Association of Accessibility Professionals for people working in the area of Accessibility. CPACC – Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies The IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential is IAAP’s foundational certification, representing broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about 1) disabilities, 2) accessibility and universal design, and 3) accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies. WAS – Web Accessibility Specialist The IAAP Web Accessibility…

Open Challenge to all the airlines; specially those who discriminate

Inspite having regulation from Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India, air carriers display a non-discrimination statement on their websites, we still see discrimination happening on the ground. Very recently, a doctor by profession and a person with disability was asked for a “fit to fly certificate” by Jet Airways customer service. Here is an open challenge to all the airlines and specially those who choose to discriminate. Passengers are expected to fill in all their details during booking including some air carriers asks if passengers need assistance. In the same way, if an airline has a problem boarding…

His Holiness Shri. Shri. Shri. Jayendra Saraswathi passes away

Today is indeed remains a loss for entire spiritual community. Kanchi Matha Peetadhipathi (Head of Kanchi organization) His Holiness Shri. Shri. Shri. Jayendra Saraswathi has attained heavenly abode earlier today. About Shri. Swami Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi shankaracharya (born 18 July 1935 as Subramanyam Mahadeva ) was the 69th Shankaracharya Guru and head or pontiff (Pï?h?dhipati) of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. Subramanyam Mahadeva Iyer was nominated by his predecessor, Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, as his successor and was given the pontifical title Sri Jayendra Saraswathi on 22 March 1954. Read more on Wikipedia May he continue to shower his best blessings…

Easy way of Re-verification of BSNL Mobile connection using Aadhar with just a phone call

As we are aware re-verification of mobile SIM subscription by linking Aadhar is mandatory and needs to be done by 31st March, 2018. Here is a easy method for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) subscribers. One has to just dial 14516 from BSNL mobile phone and follow the instructions. It will ask you to choose a preferred language, then prompt you to enter 12 digit Aadhar number. Upon verification of Aadhar number, user will receive a one time password on the mobile number linked with Aadhar which needs to be entered when prompted. In a few minutes or sometimes in…

My take on Relationships and disability – story on NewzHook.com

In this story on NewzHook.com – only media that focuses on disability in India and publishes news in accessible way, I have shared my thoughts on relationships and disability including a personal experience. This story may may provide inputs on what precautions to be taken while choosing a life partner. Read more on NewzHook.com If you have an experience or idea to solve such incidents, do feel free to leave a comment.

Life has slightly changed after started using fitness tracker

Recently my work place has introduced a wellness program which came with a freebie of a fitness tracker. Post that, life has changed a little and sure way to go! Though I love to walk, never bothered about making note of steps I have taken, if I have used, though, in between I used to just look at the steps that I have taken in a day but not really seriously. Now with the tracker and app, I started taking note of my steps; specially it encourages, when I look myself against steps taken by my colleagues. I love taking…

Amazon’s customer service is amazing!

We have been using Amazon.in for a while and always experience is seem-less. A few things that we like about amazon are: Ability to change in delivery address Quite often products are delivered before committed date Quality of packaging is always good Recently, we have received a few products that did not meet our requirements; when we have approached customer service, they have helped us with easy return; we did not have to courier ourselves; we just had to schedule a time for their executive to pick up. For products that are non-returnable, they have arranged a free replacement Refunds…

Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivarathri

Maha Shivarathri is one of the auspicious festivals in India where people offer special worship to Lord Shiva. This is also a festival where people do fasting and observe night staying awake. More about Maha Shivarathri Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honour of the god Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter (February/March, or Phalguna) and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means “the Great Night of Shiva”. It is a major festival in…