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Day- 7 Unplug your mouse, leave the touchpad alone, and navigate using the keyboard.

 Unplug your mouse, leave the touch pad alone, and navigate using the keyboard. Today i tried to surf couple of web pages using only keyboard. It was altogether new experience for me because i have always used keyboard along with a mouse.Navigating a web page with keyboard is quite different from using mouse with mouse it is very easy to navigate through web pages.But for keyboard i had no much idea. so i first search some keyboard shortcuts & then practice on some web pages. My experience of browsing with keyboard was mixed one. some websites were very easy to navigate with keyboard. some were not that keyboard friendly.I recorded my one of my good experience below.

Day 6 Assistive Technologies

  Day 6 –Learn about assistive technologies, and share one you liked (hardware). Assistive technology refers to devices or systems that help maintain or improve a person’s ability to do things in everyday life. These can assist with a range of difficulties, including problems with memory and mobility. Assistive technologies include not only High Tech tools but some are also Low tech &  without tech too. Examples are as followers. While exploring the assistive technologies I came across a refreshable braille display which is a reading aid for blind or visually impaired people. Refreshable Braille Displays (RBD) are peripheral devices that display braille characters, usually raising and lowering dots through holes in a flat surface. Users can input braille using the 6 or 8 key Perkins-style braille keyboard. An RBD can be paired with a computer, tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth connection and/or a chord. Here is a short video on how the Refreshable Braille Display works.

Day- 5 Read the 12 guidelines of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0.) Write a short post on one of them

Day- 5 Read the 12 guidelines of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0.) Write a short post on one of them  Though the testing challenge is to read & discuss one of  the guidelines of WCAG 2.0 ( Published on 11 December 2008), i want to mention that  WCAG 2.1  is already in market (published on 5 June 2018.) & WCAG 2.2 is scheduled to be published in early 2021. All requirements (“success criteria”) from 2.0 are included in 2.1.There are additional success criteria in 2.1 that are not in 2.0. I am going to discuss WCAG 2.1 here.    WCAG 2.1 is stable, referenceable technical standard. It has 13 guidelines that are organized under 4 principles : perceivable, operable, understandable , and robust . For each guideline, there are testable success criteria, which are at three levels: A, AA, and AAA . Perceivable - Information and user interface components must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive.  Provide text alternatives for non-text content.  Provide capt

Day 4 - Research the benefits of inclusive design.

  Definition of inclusive design The British Standards Institute (2005) defines inclusive design as: ‘The design of mainstream products and/or services that are accessible to, and usable by, as many people as reasonably possible, without the need for special adaptation or specialised design.’ The benefits of inclusive design  Inclusive design is important for social equality reasons.It designs for users of different abilities, genders, languages, even cultures. The inclusive design aims to cater for the full spectrum of human diversity. It extends further than accessibility, which focuses on users with special needs or disabilities.Inclusive design caters for both permanent and temporary impairment. It also targets the loss of ability caused by situational or environmental barriers. Inclusive design offers a great opportunity to bring people together by  producing an interface which everyone can use, regardless of their abilities, united by design. An inclusive approach to design ca

Day - 3 My favorite #accessibility #tool

  I am new in accessibility testing & haven't used any tool except WAVE yet. So  my current  favorite #accessibility #tools : is  WAVE via @webaim

Day 2 – Use a tool like WAVE to scan a web page for accessibility problems.

For this challenge I used the WAVE Crome extension to test the Issues found by WAVE: The tool found 4 types of errors on this page. Missing alternative text – Two images simply did not have any alternative text defined from them.  Without alternative text, the content of an image will not be available to screen reader users or when the image is unavailable. Linked image missing alternative text – WAVE identified 37 linked images missing alternative text. If an image is within a link that contains no text and that image does not provide alternative text, a screen reader has no content to present to the user regarding the function of the link. Missing from label – Two form control does not have a properly associated text label, the function or purpose of that form control may not be presented to screen reader users. Empty Links – There are 10 of empty links. Because a link contains no text , the function or purpose

Day 1 Different types of disabilities & Effect of aging

  DIFFERENT TYPES OF DISABILITIES vision Impairment :- Vision impairment refers to people who are blind or who have partial vision. Deaf or hard of hearing :- Hearing impairments can range from mild to profound. People who are hard of hearing may use a range of strategies and equipment including speech, lip-reading, writing notes, hearing aids or sign language interpreters. Mental health conditions :- Mental illness is a general term for a group of illnesses that affect the mind or brain. These illnesses, which include bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and personality disorders, affect the way a person thinks, feels and acts. Intellectual disability :-A person with an intellectual disability may have significant limitations in the skills needed to live and work in the community, including difficulties with communication, self-care, social skills, safety and self-direction. Acquired brain injury :-Acquired brain injury (ABI) refers to any type of brain damage that