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Nominations are open for NCPEDP MphasiS Universal Design Awards 2018

Are you a person with disability and have done incredible work in the area of accessibility and universal design? Are you a working professional working towards the cause of building an inclusive society? Are you an organization believes in universal design and working towards it? Are you someone developed a product or service that works […]

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Experience

@MSFTEnable – you rock! A quick experience with Microsoft Teams

I recently got introduced to Microsoft Teams at my workplace. I usually try anything that comes in my way. So as usual, I had set up and created groups that I want to use. Then I noticed team has different bots that a user can use and I chose to use “Secretary bot”. It was […]

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Thank you note on the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day

On the eve of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, I would like to thank a few individuals and organizations who have helped and supported me to grow myself in the area of accessibility. Thank you The National Association for the Blind, Karnataka Branch, a place where I started thinking about web accessibility. It all began when […]

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Experience

Aadhaar Enrollment Experience – mostly positive but room for improvement

Finally, we got to enroll ourselves to get included with Unique Identification Authority of India at Indiranagar centre, Bangalore. Our experience is quite postive but needs improvement. Staff at the centre are very helpful, accommodate people with disabilities to best possible extent. Even they have filled out part of the form when we missed, courteous […]

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India is driving towards inclusion… STOP discrimination

On public mailing lists and social media, I have recently came across a few incidents of discrimination of people with disabilities that prompted me to write this post. First one is about Punjab National Bank, who is troubling a potential customer who happens to be blind to open a Bank account. In spite showing Circular […]

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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 […]

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Events

Techshare India and CSUN 2014

February and March 2014 will witness two important events in the Accessibility and Assistive Technology space. Here is a quick note about Techshare India 2014 (External link) and 29th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference by CSUN (External link) where my colleagues and I from PayPal will actively participate in. Techshare India PayPal […]

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Accessibility is not just for blind, agreed… but we don’t have to blame!

When Google announced it’s course on Introduction to Web Accessibility for developers, I keep seeing tweets saying “Hey Google! Accessibility is not just for blind” etc., and I thought I should write my opinion here Please note that this blog is my personal and views expressed here are my own and does not represent my […]

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Events

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) May 9th – let’s mark it

Thanks to Jennison and Joe Devon, since 2012 world has marked May 9th as Global Accessibility Awareness Day and there were plenty of events took place last year across the world. This year too, there is a lot of momentum going on to mark GAAD. In India too, there are a few events taking place. […]

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Events

Recap of International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2012

Greetings on the auspicious occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Hope you have read my earlier post asking plans to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities and today, I’ll be writing what I have done and some of the events I have noticed. I am quite happy that lot has been celebrated […]

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