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Whenever I come across an attempt to promote #homeschooling in India, I feel compelled to discourage it as a responsible citizen and a conventional educator. Since this video is no different, here is another 'homeschool-bashing' #thread.

@SamrajSanjana & @aramanujaa are great tweeple to follow. I am merely voicing my disagreement with the idea of #homeschooling in India here, and it has nothing against them, personally. They are amazing people, from what I know about them so far.
My 'resistance' to #homeschooling in India is not the mere fear of a 'traditional' teacher about a new and revolutionary education movement. Like many of you, I loved the idea of the possibility of #homeschooling in India when I first heard about it.
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J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que je commence un nouveau poste de Women in Games Ambassador / Proud to be an Individual Ambassador for Women in Games (North America/USA) #wig #wig-a
found four different @TwitterA11y @TwitterAPI and alt text vs url shortening bugs in @TweetDeck, @LinkedInFrance/@linkedin the blue Microsoft recruiters website, and “Twitter Official Web Site/Mobile Web Site” plus @tweetbot (which at least said the real error) trying post logo
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Att. Gamers w/ Disabilities: The Blizzard Games User Research team is looking for participants for a couple upcoming FULLY REMOTE research opportunities on accessibility in Blizzard games.

Additional Details in 🧵.

#A11y #GameA11y #Accessibility #DisabilityTwitter
If you’re a gamer with a disability/disabilities who is interested in participating, please send us an email at “”.

NOTE: We cannot take anyone currently working in the games industry, and will need participants to be able to speak/type in English. 🙇‍♀️
Please feel free to share with others in your network!

If you have any questions, you can reply here or DM me directly. Happy to provide more details where I can!

We’ll be closing our interest pulse check for these studies on August 12th, so please contact soon!
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We need to unpack a few things about the words we use when talking about web #accessibility.
A thread (maybe an article on the blog one day) on complex topics and things I hear around sometimes
2. “Accessibility benefits everyone: video transcripts help people in the train without headphones”. Not everything we put in place to make sites accessible benefits every person. And this is okay. The goal is to make sure people with all sorts of disabilities have equal access.
3. Benefiting non-disabled people is a nice bonus. But it should not be the main argument and goal when advocating for accessibility. Otherwise, we, again, erase the needs of disabled people.
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It’s #HelenKeller’s birthday & the start of #Deafblind Awareness Week! Deafblind people face higher levels of depression in part because ableist barriers often exclude us from conversations. Today, and every day, practice these steps to help make your stories more accessible. 1/5 My friend Cameron and I are...
1. If you post a photo, add image descriptions, also called alt text. Describe the key details in the image so someone who can’t see it can receive the emotional message through words. If there is text in the image, include that, too. Tap “Alt” on my photo for a sample. 2/5
2. Videos should have captions, on-screen text that captures the video’s audio. Bold, large font that contrasts with the background is easier for people with low vision. 3/5
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Whose side are you batting for @MSJE_AIC @MSJEGOI @Drvirendrakum13 @PratimaBhoumik @socialpwds?

"The States/UTs were advised to assess public buildings by 31-7-22 & submit the proposal seeking extension of time, if needed, with justification & detailed action plan."
Are you supposed to uphold the rights and participation of disabled Indian citizens or are you Personal Assistant to Central Govt & States of the Union?
When a statute provides for a time limit, then the basic rule of statutory interpretation is that the deadline must be observed
"If provision for extension is made then logically the extension has to be sought by the party who has failed to meet the deadline.  It is ironical that instead of issuing notice to the states asking them to explain why they have failed to meet the time limit..." @Drvirendrakum13
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Testing your product for #accessibility yourself will *never* compare with testing with real users.

This week we conducted 5 usability interviews with frequent screen reader users. Here are some things I observed:

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1. Not one of our interviewees used the tab key as their primary method of navigating.

The most common method of navigation was by traversing a list of all the links or headings on the page.

Brings it home why semantic headings and descriptive link text are so important!
2. Interviewees would have used our site in tablet sized browser widths if we hadn’t asked them to change to full screen.

Reminds me that we can't assume people are experiencing our "desktop" layouts just because their device is a computer.
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We should not only make research more accessible because it is the right thing to do, but because it provides more accurate results.

Listen to the full podcast on our website:

#AcademicChatter #DisabledInSTEM #DisabledinHigherEd @FractalEcho
Video description: Purple background with a picture of Dr. Rua Williams: a person with light skin, brown hair to their shoulders, and wears circular glasses. They wear a white floral collared shirt, floral bowtie, and blazer/jacket. White text that reads:
Dr. Rua Williams discusses how accessible data collection methods provide better research results that are more comprehensive and valid.
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Good morning! We're back at #MetaForum2022. Day 2 is all about European Language Equality. @GeorgRehm now opening proceedings.

Live-stream: Georg Rehm at the rostrum, opening the day.
The project is not about getting to full language equality. It's about setting up a strategy to get there, together with the many partners.
Today's first keynote comes to us from Luxembourg (moien!), courtesy of June Lowery-Kingston (@DigitalEU). June works on #accessibility, #multilingualism and safer internet.
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🔴 Starting now!

Michael Fembek, Director @ZeroProjectorg is sharing how #accessibility becomes in a driver of innovation.

Want to join? Watch live:

#EUAccessibility Alejandro Moledo and Esa Ka...Image
#accessibility is a precondition for persons with disabilities to participate but what are the technological and policy developments if we compare the EU with the US?

Follow the conversation:

#EUAccessibility Rylin Rodgers, Accessibilit...View of the room where it i...
How does the EU Accessibility Act impact on business and industry? What does its application imply?

Follow the first panel of #EUAccessibility Summit with Mobile Wireless Forum, the International Air Transport Association, Acapela Group and Unicredit

👉 Sabine Lobnig, Director of ...
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attn @UTDCLisa @joan_zoellner -- no 3 on this list, "Quality Matters Accessibility Policy for Online Courses," (20pp PDF) is among best overviews I've seen on enacting organization-wide work to make #digital #content #accessible

Item 10, resources, lists core a11y


resources (#WCAG, which is foundational is covered n part 5b of pdf)

Resources I didn't see, so will add here for completeness -

DAISY Consortium - access to reading…

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technologies
AEM at CAST: (National Center on) Accessible Educational Materials…


What else? Still questing for 1 #accessibility #wiki to rule them all!
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The age of monolithic end-to-end CMS solutions is coming to an end (if it hasn't already ended). The modern and future web is an API-ified web where clients consume data through APIs and nimble front-ends are decoupled from the creation layer.
Right now, tools like @GatsbyJS and @nextjs make it easier to pull and combine data from existing monolithic CMSes and combining it into a coherent and performance focused front-end. From my perspective this is a stepping stone into a fully decoupled future.
Monolithic end-to-end CMS solutions like @drupal, @WordPress, @joomla, and walled gardens like @Shopify and @Wix made web publishing accessible to all. To do that, they had to be everything to everyone. This is the weak link in the system, the anachronism still living.
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10% donation to #KIPP The 5Ts! The five pillars to raise construction on foundational Principles in Code: #equity #freedom #opportunity #datasovereign #privacy of 1=1.
#accessibility #blockchain #Ethereum #technology #crypto #cryptoart
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There was a lot going on in April in terms of meetups all over the world. You can find out more about accessibility, how to learn React Native as a junior, AR apps, using SVG, libraries, debugging and much more!…
React Native Accessibility Basics via
Nivedita shares what she has learned about #accessibility and its implication in the past few months. Why should we even care about accessibility?…
Learning React Native as a Junior Engineer via
Learn how you can master #ReactNative as a beginner. What exactly is it? How does it work for #iOS AND #Android?…
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डॉ. #Ambedkar से पढ़ने की तरकीब सीखने लायक है

१. #Finish - एक शाम उन्होंने किताब उठायी तो चार बजे सुबह खत्म कर ही सोए। एक मोटी किताब में 64 घंटे तक नित्य कर्म के अतिरिक्त कुछ और नहीं किया

२. #Improve #PageCounts- वेनिस और लंदन की यात्रा में उन्होंने 6000 पृष्ठ पढ़े
३. #Sleep on books- वह अपने बिस्तर के साथ लगे स्टूल पर दर्जन भर किताबें रखते थे, जिन्हें पढ़ते हुए देर रात सोते थे।

४. #Write on books- वह पुस्तकों को पढ़ कर उन्हें अपने लेखों में सम्मिलित करते थे।

५. #Collect books- उनका संग्रह भारत के सबसे बड़े निजी संग्रहों में था
इतना पढ़ने के बाद भी उन्होंने कहा, “दुनिया की सभी महत्वपूर्ण किताबें पढ़ने के लिए मुझे नौ जन्म लेने होंगे”

६. #accessibility - पुस्तकों कहाँ रखी है, #lighting कैसी है, और वहाँ बैठने की जगह है या नहीं, यह भी महत्वपूर्ण है
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In response to the pandemic, I have started providing gyne coverage in NWO (which required licensing in a second Canadian province). I've also been scheduled to provide locum coverage in Yukon this summer and have just completed the application process for licensing there. 1/...
The process for obtaining a license to practice medicine is long, onerous and expensive. The provinces and territories require the same documents proving the applicant is qualified to practice in Canada. For a Canadian citizen who completed training in Canada, this includes 2/...
med school transcripts, diplomas (Medical Doctorate), certification from the Medical Council of Canada (completion of med school and Canadian qualifying exams), and successful completion of residency training and fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 3/...
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Using cleaner cooking fuel/technology is about #accessibility, #affordability and so much more. It’s interesting to see the related equivalence and disparity between developed/advanced and low- and middle-income countries (#LMICs). #AirPollutionEquity #EnergyEquity 1/n
This .@nytimes article by .@MelissaClark brings back memories from the field work I had done for my household #AirPollution (#HAP) research in India🇮🇳 in the states of West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh. 2/n…
People from #GlobalNorth in this .@nytimes article differs largely from the ones I had interviewed in India🇮🇳#GlobalSouth – demography, socio-economic conditions, education, housing, privilege, etc. but at some point, the thought process of both align. 3/n
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We’re looking forward to this July's @RoySocChem & @SETAC_BRANCH_UK #EnvChem2022 conference.
Here’s a thread about what you need to know
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The next key date is the deadline for oral & poster abstracts on 1st April.

Registration & Abstracts:… ImageImageImage
The science of the event will be a selected set of oral & poster presentations across our themes, with talks to start the themes by our fantastic keynotes:

Dr Chiara Giorio (@chiara_giorio)
Prof Jacqui Hamilton (@jacquirickard)
Dr Leon Barron
Dr Nicholle Bell (@nichollebell8)
Right now the committee is reviewing the received abstracts to assign who will give poster and oral presentations for each theme:

- Environmental Processes in Soil, Water and Air
- Emerging Contaminants
- Novel Techniques
- Atmospheric Chemistry
- Ecotoxicology
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What does "accessibility" mean for you when it comes to Church? #disability #accessibility #welcome #church
Any specific resources or changes which you would love to see? Personally I'd love to see a box of coloured overlays in every church so that when I forget mine (which is every time) I can still use one.
I'd like (once contact resumes) for those presiding at Communion to announce the "Peace" giving instructions on how to nonverbally indicate you wish to share the peace in words, or with a handshake or a hug etc.
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#IDatiCheVorrei: @GiorgiaLodi spulcia in pochi minuti i quattro pilastri #FAIR dei buoni dati aperti: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable e Reusable.

#Findable: devono essere ben indicizzati e ben descritti. In particolare i dati devono essere corredati di #metadata, o di tag univoci e persistenti.
#Accessibility: devono essere accessibili, sia dal punto di vista del modo in cui è conservato che dalla sua esposizione al pubblico tramite un'appropriata infrastruttura.
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A lot of wisdom in this post about the effects of #dataRegulation and #regulatory #compliance throughout not just an organization or #enterprise but through the greater society as a whole.

The first thing I noticed were the popups asking me about my cookies and acceptance...
the exact reason they were there I didnt understand at the time, but now I see its related to #gdpr. The effects of acceptance or denial, I dont know. I dont have the time to read the fine-print, but deep down I hope its doing something good for my #dataPrivacy.

And just as...
Mahima and Nalini write to regarding the #regulatory rules, #dataPrivacy legislation and the #compliance therein for the enterprises of India and for #accessibility and #open banking-- its my hope that all the new #dataPrivacy #regulations like #GDPR, #CPRA, #ColoPA, #VCDPA...
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Hello Twitter! My name's Steve (pronouns: they/any 🏳️‍🌈 ) and I am currently a Visiting Researcher at the University of Leeds, funded by the @_ISRF and researching #disabled people's involvement in #cooperatives in the UK. My research website is
My profile on the @_ISRF website:…
This is a one-year research project, funded from September 2021 to Sept 2022, but I've only been able to "go public" and recruit participants now (Feb 2022) due to waiting for university ethics committee approval.
However, I am hoping that this research can continue in some form beyond the funded period, and I definitely intend my website to remain in existence as a resource for #disabled people and #cooperatives.
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Hey #accessibility folks, the New York Times is hiring an Accessibility Visuals Editor!

This is the first role I've ever seen explicitly devoted to accessibility and visuals like this.

It seems like an opportunity to make a huge impact!…
I'd like to think I was annoying enough to make this happen, but I know that they have been really working to get this in place for a while.

I hope that the right people see this post and apply!
Special thanks to Stuart and Abby and the folks I know working on this behind the scenes (I won't tag them in case they get an influx of questions heh).

This is a really cool chance for someone to influence a whole industry of practitioners! And make the news better for PWD!
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