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Month: March 2018

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…