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Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Mumbai
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is organized by Directorate of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra and BarrierBreak Technologies. We are also pleased to have Nasscom & Nasscom Foundation as supporting partners.
As a worldwide initiative to build awareness on Accessibility, May 9th has been decided to be Global Accessibility Awareness Day and we are happy to be celebrating it in India also!
As you know that the knowledge of Accessibility is very limited in India, this initiative would help to create awareness about the needs of persons with disabilities, identify what needs to be done and also highlight some things that have been done already in the state of Maharashtra.
The day will be divided into two sessions, the morning session to have panel discussions and the afternoon session to be a developers training on Accessibility. The session will be FREE but with prior registration.
Target Audience for Morning Session
- Government Officials
- IT Industry – Project Managers
- People with Disabilities
- Disability Organizations
Topic to be covered
8:30 am to 9:30 am
9:45 am to 10:30
Inauguration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day
Ms. Shilpi Kapoor – CEO, BarrierBreak Technologies
Address By Guest of Honour
Demo by Visually Impaired user using Screen Reader and Braille Displayer
10:30 to 11:45 am
Creating Barrier Free Infrastructure & Transportation
11:45 am to 1:00 pm
ICT Accessibility & Assistive Technology
Accessibility 101 - Primer for Developers
Timing – 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Target Audience for Afternoon Session
- Software Developers
- UI Designers
Accessibility is about ensuring that website, applications, kiosks, e-learning are usable by persons with disabilities. We will discuss the Web Content Accessibility Guideline 2.0 by the World Wide Web Consortium.
Objectives of the Session
- Understand the needs of people with disabilities who use assistive technologies to access the web content with ease
- Explains how to make web pages and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities
- Helps developers, designers, and testers to make the web content accessible for all users
- Understand about Document Accessibility
- Demo with assistive technology users
Y. B. Chavan Hall
General Jaganath Bhosale Marg,
BarrierBreak & NASSCOM Foundation
BarrierBreak (www.barrierbreak.com) is a leading accessibility & assistive technology firm in India. We speecialize in accessibility testing, web development and pdf and digital talking book conversion.
We also provide assistive technology catering to the needs of all types of disabilities.
NASSCOM Foundation (www.nasscomfoundation.org)