HelloA11Y Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

HelloA11Y Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2021

Connecting people through accessibility

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Accepting submissions till 20 May 2021, 05:00 PM

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

To know more about the topics and speakers, visit the submissions page.

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

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Accessible charts using music and haptics

Submitted May 15, 2021

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 charts project started with the goal of making Yahoo Finance charts accessible to users with visual impairment. With audio charts, data points are converted to tones with haptic feedback and are easily available through mobile devices where users can switch between tones and spoken feedback.

About the Speakers
Sukriti Chadha : Sukriti is a engineer turned product manager who focuses on accessibility and building great mobile experiences at Yahoo Finance. She believes that talent is universal, but access to opportunity is not, which is why she works on driving diversity at and outside work. Other interests include recreational aviation, yoga and mentoring women in tech. Sukriti studied Electrical Engineering and Finance at Princeton University.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukriti-chadha/

Yatin Kaushal : Yatin is a New York based Android developer focused on providing the best user experience at Yahoo Finance. He works with Verizon Media’s Accessibility team to collect feedback and aid them in guiding apps to become more accessible. A notable accomplishment was his work on the Songbird Audio charts, adding the ability to scrub the chart and hear tones mapped to the trend of the graph. His other interests include videography and visual effects. Yatin studied Computer Science at New York University.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yatinkaushal/


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