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This was a lightning talk presented by Vikrant Chauhan in vodQA-10 : Going Beyond the Usual held in ThoughtWorks, Pune on 13th October

This was a lightning talk presented by Vikrant Chauhan in vodQA-10 : Going Beyond the Usual held in ThoughtWorks, Pune on 13th October


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  • This is the internationally recognized symbol of accessibility.
  • Accessibility is not to be confused with usability Usability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.
  • Ramp for Wheelchair on Stairs Wine bottle with Braille Label Sign Language
  • how users with disabilities access electronic information how content designers and developers enable applications to function with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities
  • It’ s a social responsibility & right thing to do Many governments have Laws Increase in Market opportunity Innovation & creativity e.g. text to voice, voice commands
  • It’ s a social responsibility & right thing to do Many governments have Laws Increase in Market opportunity Innovation & creativity e.g. text to voice, voice commands
  • Accessibility is not to be confused with usability Usability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.
  • Accessibility is not to be confused with usability Usability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.
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    • 1. What’s Accessibility?
    • 2. Definition The degree to which a product, device, service or environment is available to as many people as possible It can be viewed as the “ability to access”
    • 3. Accessibility in day to day life
    • 4. What is relation with Computing?"For people without disabilities, technology makes thingsconvenient.For people with disabilities, it makes things possible.”Judith Heumann
    • 5. Computing Accessibility key issues
    • 6. Importance of Accessibility
    • 7. Examples
    • 8. Accessible websites E.g. London Olympics website: http://www.london2012.com/
    • 9. Tools to test Web accessibility WAVE Firefox Accessibility Extention
    • 10. How can we help? ThoughtWorks is a global custom software solutions consultancy trusted by many of the world’s leading businesses with their most complex and critical systems. We deliver consulting grounded in delivery expertise, build custom applications and help organisations across all market sectors to drive IT efficiency – working to an exceptionally high standard. Contact us Vikrant Chauhan vikrang@thoughtworks.comPrivate and Confidential. © 2012 ThoughtWorks. All rights reserved.