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HelloA11Y Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

HelloA11Y Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

Connecting people through accessibility

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Hey everyone! We’re back again with another Global Accessibility Day Event (GAAD) event. As before, registrations are free, questions are invited and you are too!

Who are we?

Did you know the websites, products, and apps you use everyday cannot be accessed by everyone? Like physical spaces, the digital spaces also pose obstacles for those with disabilities. Yet there are a few simple measures that platforms can take to promote a culture of accessibility, and inclusivity for audiences with all kinds of disabilities: visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive. After all, isn’t technology supposed to change the world?

helloA11Y is a community that anchors discussions on accessibility and inclusivity across the digital sphere. We hope to continue these conversations, and work towards spreading awareness, sharing resources, and creating inclusive digital spaces to provide an equitable learning platform for all.

Our Topics

  1. How does the awareness of assistive technologies by professors impact students with disabilities’ success at the college level?
    Humberto Hernandez

  2. How to create accessible JavaScript widgets with basic HTML components
    Joshua Muheim

  3. Urban Accessibility Challenges for Persons with Disabilities
    Apoorv Kulkarni

  4. Accessible charts using music and haptics
    Sukriti Chadha and Yatin Kaushal

  5. Digital Accessibility - Building for Scale
    Shilpi Kapoor

  6. Start Your A11y Journey: How to Become an Accessibility Advocate
    Todd Libby

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To know more about us, visit https://www.helloa11y.com/

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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

How does the awareness of assistive technologies by professors impact students with disabilities’ success at the college level?

Abstract This research topic proposal was developed to investigate the impact of assistive technology in the students with disabilities’ success within the context of college academia. The principal argument of this writing suggests that the lack of awareness of assistive technology by professors creates barriers that violate the rights of the individual with a disability under U.S. law. Several … more
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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

How to create accessible JavaScript widgets with basic HTML components

Abstract The WAI-ARIA standard (https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/aria/) introduced concise requirements regarding accessible implementations of various interactive usage patterns. However, compatibility varies a lot between browsers and screen readers. As such, it’s still a pain to create accessible cross-browser/platform/device JavaScript widgets. more
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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

Urban Accessibility Challenges for Persons with Disabilities

Abstract Persons with Disabilities (PwD) form the largest minority group in India with non-government estimates pegging the number over 100 million. PwDs need safe, accessible, reliable and affordable transportation for accessing a variety of socioeconomic opportunities. However, in India, accessibility considerations often get overlooked during the planning phase of urban transport systems – an … more
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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

Accessible charts using music and haptics

Abstract Finance charts quickly render hundreds of data points making it seamless to analyze a stock’s performance. Charts are great for people who can see well. Those who are visually impaired often use screen readers. For them, the readers announce the data points in a table format. Beyond a few data points, it becomes difficult for users to create a mental image of the chart’s trend. The audio… more
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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

Digital Accessibility - Building for Scale

Abstract The Why, How and What of building a large-scale digital accessibility team! Reflecting on the Accessibility eco-system and finding solutions to build for scale. more
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Aditya Sujith Gudimetla

Start Your A11y Journey: How to Become an Accessibility Advocate

Abstract Tips and suggestions for people that are starting out in their accessibility journey or learning about accessibility and how to better advocate accessibility in the workplace, to stakeholders and managers, and ways to bring accessibility to your workflow. more
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