Droidcon India

Droidcon's first Indian edition

rakendu ravindra


Submitted Oct 17, 2011

People attending this workshop can learn how to use the alipi tool to narrate a web-page. And also see the available re-narrations.
At the end of the demo, the audience will be able to use and also develop on Alipi. Yes, it is open source.


aLipi –
lipi means alphabet, letter, writing or script in Sanskrit, and in many Indian languages. “a” as a prefix is used as a negation in Indian languages. So alipi as a word means without-alphabet or text/print-impaired.
In developing countries like India, in addition to the visually handicapped there is another significant segment of the population, namely the insufficiently literate, who are also a large target community for provisioning screen reading of content. This segment would, however, benefit from a visually rich rendition of a site while “reading out” the content. “Alipi - god’s own content” is an investigation into creating and managing locally relevant accessible content for communities.
Towards this is a11y.in - “re-narration Web”. It is a generic Web-framework for developing and rendering narratives that assist in accessing Web-content across cultural boundaries. Re-narration Web is therefore about Web-accessibility for digital Inclusion or e-inclusion.
alipi / a11y.in research and development is open source, and is seeking developers, narrators, designers and Internet interest groups to help with development, demonstration and formalization so that an effective consolidation of architecture, processes and recommendations can evolve over the next couple of years.


An Android phone

Speaker bio

Name: Rakendu R Jois
Have experience in both iPhone and Android application development. Currently working with Servelots Infotech Pvt Ltd.
I am die-hard Android fan/developer/evangelist/enthusiast. My final year project was based on Android. I have been developing this application as a part of the day job I am into.


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