TM	
  
Rahul	
  Verma	
  
So/ware	
  Tes2ng	
  Entrepreneur	
  
www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
Accessibility	
  is	
  not	
  a	
  ...
Who	
  am	
  I?	
  
Rahul Verma
(Founder: Test Mile, Talent Reboot, AutoCognite)
I’m not an Accessibility expert.
Neverthe...
This	
  was	
  supposed	
  to	
  be	
  a	
  “general”	
  
Accessibility	
  presenta2on.	
  
Some Concepts. Compliance name...
However…	
  
The process of going through
the experience of preparing for this
talk changed me.
And my perception about
Ac...
I	
  hope	
  
Some of you would feel
the same way I do…
…Now.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.TalentReboot.com	...
DISCLAIMER
I’m not going to be politically correct.
I firmly feel that words like ‘differently abled’ are mostly used to
t...
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
.
When blind men assess an elephant,
they are not the proble...
The	
  blind	
  men	
  and	
  elephant	
  analogy	
  
Is like a book library
With
No/poor shelving
No/poor librarian
No/po...
Either	
  the	
  elephant	
  should	
  inform	
  about	
  itself.	
  
Or there should be facilities around the
Elephant th...
If	
  the	
  facili2es	
  are	
  good	
  enough	
  
So that government allows
Elephant rides for the blind:
You are compli...
If	
  the	
  interface	
  is	
  engineered	
  with	
  
Genuine care for the blind:
You would most likely be compliant.
Bli...
You	
  made	
  them	
  feel	
  genuinely	
  special.
They love you.
You make more money.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verm...
So,	
  you	
  see.	
  
While Compliance ensures business
existence.
Care and genuine Empathy would ensure
business growth,...
All	
  of	
  us	
  have	
  	
  
a billionnaire
Blind friend.
Goes by the name Google.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
...
Now	
  Imagine.
A panel of filthy rich people
Discussing on the subject of Poverty.
Not	
  fair.	
  Isn’t	
  it?
©	
  2016...
Most of us are filthy rich.
Although we never considered richness in
those gifts.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   w...
As this is not a motivational talk..
And as we are going to talk now
about technicalities of
Accessibility…
©	
  2016	
  -...
Please allow me to take your
Riches away for some time
(That’s metaphorical, Watson!)
Let’s go to your favourite website i...
3
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
2
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
These were just 15-20 minutes.
For some, that’s how life is.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
There are many other disabilties
Apart from Total loss of vision.
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XY...
Create Accessible Products.
Where do I go next?
•  WCAG 2.0: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
•  WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative): https://
www.w3.org/...
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
Thank	
  You.	
  
	
  
	
  
rv@talentreboot.com	
  
@rahul_v...
©	
  2016	
  -­‐	
  Rahul	
  Verma	
   www.RahulVerma.XYZ	
  
Picture	
  Credits	
  
h-p://edtech2.boisestate.edu/kristagr...
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  1. 1. TM   Rahul  Verma   So/ware  Tes2ng  Entrepreneur   www.RahulVerma.XYZ   Accessibility  is  not  a  favour.  It’s  business.   Don’t  Ignore  Your             Special  Users
  2. 2. Who  am  I?   Rahul Verma (Founder: Test Mile, Talent Reboot, AutoCognite) I’m not an Accessibility expert. Nevertheless, I’m here to share my perspective about it, with focus on Visual disabilities. In my work, I primarily focus on performance, security and test automation research. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  3. 3. This  was  supposed  to  be  a  “general”   Accessibility  presenta2on.   Some Concepts. Compliance names. Some Tool Demos. Well, that’s what I thought. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  4. 4. However…   The process of going through the experience of preparing for this talk changed me. And my perception about Accessibility. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.TalentReboot.com  
  5. 5. I  hope   Some of you would feel the same way I do… …Now. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.TalentReboot.com  
  6. 6. DISCLAIMER I’m not going to be politically correct. I firmly feel that words like ‘differently abled’ are mostly used to temporarily please people with disabilities, without undertaking responsibility and working towards change. From my experience in dealing with close friends who are visually impaired, they are way more courageous than we think. They don’t need sweet words. They want to be taken seriously. This is also substantiated by organizations like NCBI (reference article “Assisting the Blind and Visually Impaired” http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1705868/ ) ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  7. 7. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ   . When blind men assess an elephant, they are not the problem. Elephant is the problem. An irresponsible analogy
  8. 8. The  blind  men  and  elephant  analogy   Is like a book library With No/poor shelving No/poor librarian No/poor Ramp And then blaming disabled users For not using the library. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  9. 9. Either  the  elephant  should  inform  about  itself.   Or there should be facilities around the Elephant that a blind person can use. That’s accessibility. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  10. 10. If  the  facili2es  are  good  enough   So that government allows Elephant rides for the blind: You are compliant. That doesn’t mean that blind people Would enjoy the ride. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  11. 11. If  the  interface  is  engineered  with   Genuine care for the blind: You would most likely be compliant. Blind people Would see the difference of enjoying the best ride in the city especially designed for them. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  12. 12. You  made  them  feel  genuinely  special. They love you. You make more money. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  13. 13. So,  you  see.   While Compliance ensures business existence. Care and genuine Empathy would ensure business growth, with compliance as a by-product. So, I’d focus on the latter in this talk. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  14. 14. All  of  us  have     a billionnaire Blind friend. Goes by the name Google. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  15. 15. Now  Imagine. A panel of filthy rich people Discussing on the subject of Poverty. Not  fair.  Isn’t  it? ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  16. 16. Most of us are filthy rich. Although we never considered richness in those gifts. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  17. 17. As this is not a motivational talk.. And as we are going to talk now about technicalities of Accessibility… ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  18. 18. Please allow me to take your Riches away for some time (That’s metaphorical, Watson!) Let’s go to your favourite website in… ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  19. 19. 3 ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  20. 20. 2 ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  21. 21. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  22. 22. These were just 15-20 minutes. For some, that’s how life is. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  23. 23. There are many other disabilties Apart from Total loss of vision. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ  
  24. 24. Create Accessible Products.
  25. 25. Where do I go next? •  WCAG 2.0: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/ •  WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative): https:// www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/Overview •  Read whatever you can get on UX, Information Architecture, Simplicity •  Try out Wave, NoCoffee and other tools for testing. •  Try out screen readers like NVDA (nvaccess.org for Windows), Apple VoiceOver (Built-in for Mac and iOS).
  26. 26. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ   Thank  You.       rv@talentreboot.com   @rahul_verma   +91-­‐99022-­‐83387  
  27. 27. ©  2016  -­‐  Rahul  Verma   www.RahulVerma.XYZ   Picture  Credits   h-p://edtech2.boisestate.edu/kristagreear/images/accessibilityicons.png   h-p://media.salon.com/2014/01/wealthy_man.jpg   h-p://aBtudes4innovaDon.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2014/01/richguy.jpg   h-p://previews.123rf.com/images/spn01/spn011001/spn01100100080/6292783-­‐ Poverty-­‐Stock-­‐Photo-­‐poverty-­‐hand.jpg   h-p://altoday.com/wp-­‐content/uploads/2015/10/Poverty-­‐homeless-­‐poor.jpg                 I’ve  tried  to  keep  a  track  of  all  images  used.  Please  let  me  know  if  your  link  reference   is  not  there,  so  that  I  can  include  the  same.            

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