I was at Word Camp 2016 sitting with Alexander Gaundar who is one of the organizers of the event. I said to him Alex we need to do a similar event for digital Accessibility. At that time Tech Share is the only accessibility event in country & it use to take place once in two years. Tec share has not taken place after 2016 & not much of digital accessibility is spoken in the regular dev & design events. This needs to change I thought, Digital accessibility should be brought into main stream. It is lack of awareness which is the bigger problem & I want to solve it.
It took me 3yrs to get back to the idea of holding a digital accessibility event in India. Due to health challenges & other things I kept off a lot of ideas & concentrated on more important things. Now that I have some time to think & work on I thought I will pursue the idea of building digital accessibility communities across India. I floated the idea with some friends & got lot of positive response. So I made a proposal & sent it to all my contacts that can help. Things seem to be moving in right direction. I will know more about what the output in next few weeks. I got more work done in last 20days on this & I am impressed with my progress.
I will share more details on this event whenever available as this will be a big step for me & my mission of seeing digital accessibility being considered as a right of person with disability.
P.S. I want to do this because of one more reason. I want to check this off from my bucket-list “Hosting an amazing event.”.