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Month: April 2012

Review of the Website of Income Tax Department, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

I have noticed that Income Tax India‘s Website underwent a re-design and decided to check if the website has met with Guidelines for Indian Government Websites (GIGW) requirements. Unfortunately, it has not meet several check points of the compliance matrix of GIGW. since every citizen including those with disabilities and tax payers uses this website and Income Tax Department is one such department that generates revenue through citizens, it must be accessible to all users. Below are findings from my review. Page titles are not descriptive; All pages displays same title as “National Website of the Income Tax Department of…

Three years at Yahoo!

My journey at Yahoo! came to an end last week as part of layoffs. So I thought, let me pen few of memories for three years. Honestly, it was an amazing, fun filled and encouraging experience for me. Thanks to Sandeep Datar, who found me on LinkedIn and offered me a challenging assignment to build Yahoo!’s second Accessibility lab in their Bangalore office. It took about three months for me get the lab ready to be inaugurated and I have used that chance to not just coordinate to bring up the accessibility lab, but to educate several personnel about what…