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Memories with Yahoo both as an user and as an ex-employee

It’s again proved that any business go down; no matter how big or how historical they are. The company that has introduced internet to the world,Yahoo! has last night announced that Verizon to acquire Yahoo!’s operating business for about $4.8bn. Some of my memories with Yahoo! My first email address was vasu182000@yahoo.com which I have […]

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Government helplines are proactive

Earlier when there is some problem with utilities like electricity or water and someone calls up the available helpline or department phone number, the response was either rude or a word like “we will look into”; but now things are changed. Helplines are more proactive. Some of my recent experiences in Bangalore. A month ago, […]

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Word Press Plugin Recommendation: TOC+ lets you create Table of contents

I believe having Table of Contents for lengthy posts and pages would be really helpful. Some authoring tools such as Wiki and Twiki automatically create Table of Contents based on page headings and a few plugins can make this happen on Word Press too. One such plugin that is easy to use for WordPress is […]

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What would makes sense in public places – ramps, stairs, escalators, elevators?

I have been reading some thoughts about making public places in India accessible and I do have some thoughts about the same. Discussions are around entering one floor to another or changing platforms in Railway stations. The facilities can be introduced based on size of premise. We cannot practically have all of the options viz. […]

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How to update AADHAR data?

Though we thought AADHAR generation takes a longer time (as per opinions seen on social media), our e-AADHAR got ready within 15 days of application. Truly appreciate the speedy process. But realized that my name got misspelled with one letter and that led us to look for ways how we can update the data. Even […]

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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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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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Should I disclose my disability in resume? – my prospective

One of the thread taling about if a candidate should or should not mention their disability while writing resume?. Thought I would put my prospective here so that it may be helpful to many more. While I agree with my friend Sameer that it’s important to disclose disability to employer, my take is that it […]

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Vibrating watch

For a long time, there were Braille Watches and Talking watches to help people with vision impairment to know the time. Talking watches were also helpful to everyone to know the time in dark specially when people are traveling in the bus. Now, it’s amazing to hear about Vibrating watch for visually impaired by Alexandra […]

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Low vision users – limitations and positivity

Disclaimer: This is ABSOLUTELY my personal opinion and views expressed here are entirely of my own and with experience of being user with low vision. By no means this post is to offend anyone but to raise awareness about people with low vision. I often see posts in some public forums where members complain about […]

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