Vision-Aid Digital Accessibility Testing Center

About Us

Vision-Aid’s Digital Accessibility Testing Center (DATC) offers a comprehensive range of resources for Digital Accessibility Testing. Our team follows leading international standards, trained and certified staff and state-of-the-art processes, technology and tools to deliver the highest quality results for our customers. 

 Digital accessibility means that electronic documents and information can be easily used by people with disabilities. The lack of digital accessibility is one the biggest barriers in inclusion for persons with disabilities. At Vision-Aid we are committed to do our utmost to make the digital world a more accessible and inclusive place for all.

Vision-Aid’s mission is to enable, educate and empower the visually impaired to live with independence and dignity. Our DATC team includes visually impaired testers working alongside testers with and without other disabilities to deliver the best possible testing value for our customers.

VISION & MISSION

Our vision is to create an inclusive digital ecosystem. As per UNCRPD of 2006 (United Nation Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities), accessing web and contributing to web is a basic human right which cannot be discriminated in any form. Every company/organization have a legal implication of guidelines which are widely regarded as the international standard for Web accessibility. Though, this is not followed due to lack of awareness and expertise which also has a direct impact on social inclusion.

Our mission is to break technology barriers for a sustainable social inclusion by providing right information by the right people at the right time.

WHAT WE DO?

Vision-Aid’s Digital Accessibility Testing Center offers the following services
 

Training

Testing

Enabling

Training

The IT revolution in India has created many jobs in the space of accessibility testing, that were non-existent earlier. It is a sector which is ideally suited for the visually impaired. Many technological advancements, development of special screen reader software and assistive devices have made training and performance of tasks easier than before. To meet the growing demand, there is a real need for quality training programs for the visually impaired and people with disabilities in general to pursue job opportunities with the help of standardized curriculum and a mentoring program on Accessibility Testing that would result in professional certification, and employment within the IT industry.

Appreciating the immediate need, Vision Aid put up a professionally structured training program offering highly subsidised course fee to serve all economic cross sections.

Vision-Aid’s Digital Accessibility Testing Training is among the best in India. Our team uses materials from the best resources in the world, and students undergo a rigorous program of training to earn recognized certifications. In addition to teaching imparted by senior IT industry professionals, the training includes live projects testing, industry accepted reporting standards and latest assistive testing tools and exposure to HTML5 concepts and practices.

This highly subsidized course leads to acquiring deep skills in accessibility testing and creates pathways for course Completion certificate from Deque University and job opportunities in the space of Accessibility Testing.

Vision Aid is proud to produce professionally trained Digital Accessibility testers, ready for gainful employment across IT industries.

Testing

Vision-Aid’s Digital Accessibility Testing Center (DATC) offers a comprehensive range of resources for Digital Accessibility Testing. Our team follows leading international standards, trained and certified staff and state-of-the-art processes, technology and tools to deliver the highest quality results for our customers.

DATC offers a full stack of digital accessibility testing services. Testing includes both manual and automated testing, offering practicality and accuracy. The multi-disciplinary team which includes both disabled and non-disabled testers carry out in-depth testing as per industry requirements and produce well documented and quality reports for remediation by the web developers.
DATC  is well equipped with various computer and smart phone platforms, devices and Soft Ware tools both for testing and reporting. Vision Aid’s  trained good quality manpower  will be on board always, enabling us to take on clients for digital Accessibility testing and deliver cost effective and timely deliverables.

Enabling

Our enabling the Vision impaired and blind community, is impact oriented.

We do not stop with training. In addition to creating job opportunities within Vision Aid, our placement centre offers support in resume creation, networking with industries, connecting demand and supply, soft skills development and mock interviews until our trainees are gainfully employed enabling to live independently and with pride and dignity

DIGITAL ACCESSIBILITY

Overview

Accessibility refers to the ability of people with disabilities to have access to and benefit from an entity or system. Digital Accessibility refers to the ability of users with disabilities to effectively utilize information technology (IT) systems including web sites, mobile or web based applications, software and hardware. Digital Accessibility is generally concerned with ensuring that IT systems are designed in such a way that they interact appropriately with assistive technologies. Extensive accessibility legislation is present in most of the major domestic markets including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia and Japan. Generally, the relevant portions of accessibility legislation require that organizations make best efforts in order to ensure that physical and electronic business areas can be used by individuals with disabilities.

Disability Demographics

Demographic trends throughout first world countries indicate that the citizens with disabilities, as part of the overall population, will grow over the next fifty years. This is generally interpreted as a sign that current disability legislation will be expanded or more aggressively enforced in the future.

Disability Types

A disability is any condition of the body or mind (impairment) that makes it more difficult for the person with the condition to do certain activities (activity limitation) and interact with the world around them (participation restrictions).

Assistive Technologies

Most people with severe disabilities use assistive technology in conjunction with core operating system functions to access information in digital systems. Assistive technology commonly refers to products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

 

Web Accessibility Perspectives

There are many examples in society of innovations that were originally intended for people with disabilities but that have provided access benefits to all people (curb cuts and automatic door openers are two of the most common). Accessible web content is a similar innovation.

GUIDELINES & LAWS

WCAG 2.0

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, often abbreviated to WCAG, are a series of guidelines for improving web accessibility. Produced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the WCAG are the best means of making your website useful to all of your users. Checkout more on WCAG principles, guidelines and conformance levels.

Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

Mobile technologies are developing in leaps and bounds changing the world around. So it’s no surprise they are now used in educational and rehabilitating programs for people with special needs based on accessibility. The whole thing seems pretty basic now, yet we have no doubts its future is bright.

Universal Design for the Physical World

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it.

Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences, including cognitive neuroscience, that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences. Checkout the CAST curriculum on UDL.

 

ARIA Authoring practices

WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, defines a way to make Web content and Web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It especially helps with dynamic content and advanced user interface controls developed with Ajax, HTML, JavaScript, and related technologies.

Accessibility Laws

According to the W3C, web accessibility is a practice of removing barriers so people with disabilities can “perceive, understand and interact with the web”. When websites are designed & developed with accessibility in mind, all visitors have equal access to, and can engage with, a site.

 

RESOURCES

Training

Don’t know where to start your accessibility journey? Read this section to find out the world class online and instructor lead training modules that best suits your needs.

Events

Scale your knowledge about the policies, guidelines, testing & implementation techniques shared by the experts in the industry by attending events, conferences & webinars.

Simulation

Various kinds of simulation can help people understand how low vision or vision loss, mobility challenges and other disabilities can significantly affect their day to day activities.

Assistive Technology

Find out the best resources about accessibility features in desktops & mobile devices. Checkout the popular articles & videos archives on popular assistive technology & screenreaders.

Contact Us

dat@visionaid.org

16-2-19,Official Colony
Maharani Pet, Visakhapatnam
530002
+91 98492 92694
+91 99628 11223