Author: Srinivasu Chakravarthula

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 – what you can do?

    Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2024 – what you can do?

    It’s that time of the year when people in the accessibility community start thinking about how we can mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 3rd Thursday of May every year. This momentum has started around 13 years ago by Jennison (currently Head of Accessibility Engineering at LinkedIn) and Joe Devon (a developer with accessibility…

  • Accessibility findings of the week starting 25th February, 2024

    Accessibility findings of the week starting 25th February, 2024

    Both for professional and personal reasons, I use several websites and applications on daily basis. This is an attempt to capture accessibility findings as I use them on a weekly basis. I would be covering both what I’m impressed about and where respective website / application owners has to work upon. The Hindu Business Line…

  • My experience at the International Purple Fest 2024

    My experience at the International Purple Fest 2024

    I had the opportunity to attend the International Purple Fest in Goa for the second time from January 10th to 13th, 2024. It was an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations. The event was very well organized and offered a lot of activities and sessions for people with disabilities and their allies. On the first…

  • VPAT 2.5 is here!

    VPAT 2.5 is here!

    Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) has just released an updated version of Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) popularly known as VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template). VPAT stands for Voluntary Product Accessibility Template. It is a document used in the information technology industry to evaluate the accessibility of a product or system with respect to established accessibility…

  • Karnataka Rajyotsava 2023

    Karnataka Rajyotsava 2023

    November 1st every year is observed as state formation day of Karnataka (Rajyotsava). This day is observed with a series of meaningful activities to showcase culture of the state. In the apartment we live in, we are observing with a great enthusiasm. In the morning, we will have flag hoisting with Rachel Shetty, as our…

  • Greetings on Teachers Day 2023

    Greetings on Teachers Day 2023

    Every year on September 5th, India comes together to celebrate Teachers’ Day, a day dedicated to the tireless educators who shape the future of our nation. It is a day to remember and honor the birthday of Shri. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and a distinguished philosopher, whose contributions to education and…

  • Leader – Telugu Movie Review

    Leader – Telugu Movie Review

    Over the weekend, I have watched “Leader”, Telugu movie and indeed impressed with the concept. Though I’m aware similar to “Bharath ane nenu” movie, concept of this movie too is just works in theory and unfortunately, we won’t see this happen. Chief Minister of a state gets killed and as usual, it showcases as a…

  • Bharath (India) at 76 – what are my wishes for this year?

    Bharath (India) at 76 – what are my wishes for this year?

    Firstly, greetings to all my fellow citizens of India on the auspecious occasion of India Independence day. It’s great to see many wonderful activities are taking place across the country. I had a privilage to attend Independence Day Celebrations at our Apartment and Lourds English Medium School along with fellow rotarians. It has been wonderful…

  • How to identify if a doctor is providing genuine advice?

    How to identify if a doctor is providing genuine advice?

    Now-a-days, there are too many health professionals, clinics and multi-speciality hospitals and it’s hard to feel who is providing genuine advice. We also have heard that we may go with some problem but end up diaognise for something else. We have personally experienced with a hospital in our area that advice patient to get admitted…

  • My initial thoughts about Rotary Club

    While I’m familier about Rotary Club for many years, recently our neighbour Sandeep J and his mother-in-law Smt. Manjula aunty have reached out to us asking if we are interested to be part of Rotary activities. I went for one of their weekly meetings and felt that Rotary is all about doing some service that…