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This was a lightning talk presented by Vikrant Chauhan in vodQA-10 : Going Beyond the Usual held in ThoughtWorks, Pune on 13th October

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Whats Accessibility?

DefinitionThe degree to which a product, device, service or environment is available to as many people as possibleIt can be viewed as the ability to access

Accessibility in day to day life

What is relation with Computing?"For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible.

Judith Heumann

Computing Accessibility key issues

Importance of AccessibilityThe degree to which a product, device, service or environment is available to as many people as possibleIt can be viewed as the ability to access

ExamplesThe degree to which a product, device, service or environment is available to as many people as possibleIt can be viewed as the ability to access

Accessible websitesE.g. London Olympics website: http://www.london2012.com/

Tools to test Web accessibilityWAVEFirefox Accessibility Extention

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This is the internationally recognized symbol of accessibility.*Accessibility is not to be confused with usabilityUsability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.*Ramp for Wheelchair on StairsWine bottle with Braille LabelSign Language**how users with disabilities access electronic informationhow content designers and developers enable applications to function with assistive devices used by individuals with disabilities

*Its a social responsibility & right thing to doMany governments have LawsIncrease in Market opportunityInnovation & creativity e.g. text to voice, voice commands

*Its a social responsibility & right thing to doMany governments have LawsIncrease in Market opportunityInnovation & creativity e.g. text to voice, voice commands

*Accessibility is not to be confused with usabilityUsability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.*Accessibility is not to be confused with usabilityUsability Means the extent to which a product (e.g., device, service, environment) can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency and satisfaction in a specified context of use.*