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.
PayPal is one of the proud sponsors for Techshare India 2014. During the event, we will be showcasing our open source initiatives, provide experience of our products and we are looking forward to interact with several users including people with disabilities. My colleague Nawaz Khan (External link) and I will be speaking on Accessible Web Components on 14th February, 2014 at 11:20 Hours. Please watch this space for session room information and more about our stall.
About Techshare India
The disability sector is rapidly evolving in India. It is time for the governments, corporate sector, education institutes and NGO to think of how to innovate and adapt to meet the needs of people with disabilities and how society needs to evolve so as to create an inclusive environment.
BarrierBreak brings Techshare India 2014 in partnership with National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)(External Website) and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)(External Website), UK.
Techshare India 2014 to be held on 13th – 14th February, 2014 at New Delhi is a conference and exhibition discussing accessibility and assistive technology at a national level with international participation.
The 4th edition of Techshare India has a lot to prove post the success of 2008, 2010 and 2012. Just like these previous editions, we continue our aim of creating an inclusive society that does not discriminate against people with disabilities. Techshare India 2014 will focus on implementation of existing and new technologies and will work towards closing the gap that exists today.
Source: Techshare India Information page
29th Annual Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference (CSUN) 2014
CSUN is one of the largest International conference on technologies and persons with disabilities and will be held from March 17 – 22, 2014 at Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, United States of America.
My colleagues from PayPal are speaking at 4 sessions as follows:
- Developing a Web Accessible Modal Dialog (External link) – By Dennis L March 20, 2014 Thursday at 10:40 AM Balboa C 2nd Floor Seaport Tower
- Making Hybrid Mobile apps natively accessible with ARIA (External link) by Victor Tsaran March 20, 2014 Thursday 3:10 PM Gaslamp CD 2nd Floor Seaport Tower
- Designers: See your designs differently Color Contrast Tools and tips (External link) by Cathy O’Conner March 21, 2014 Friday 10:40 AM Balboa C 2nd Floor Seaport Tower
- How PayPal makes the shopping of the future accessible (External link) by Victor Tsaran March 20, 2014 8:00 AM Mission beach AB 3rd Floor Harbor Tower
Looking forward to meeting you all!