Friday, December 8, 2017

Intuit Accessibility Summit 2017

Intuit Accessibility Summit 2017 was held at their Bangalore office on October 12th.  This year’s topic was “Accessibility for all”.

Ashwin (CPACC certified Accessibility Specialist) from Prakat Solutions presented a tech talk on “Accessibility is essential for some but useful to all”. Interesting topics were unfolded with appealing personal experiences. He said disability is a design impact not medical impact. Our inaccessible designs are making people disables. We need to think of various innovative solutions to break barriers faced by people with special needs.

He presented various myths about accessibility. Accessibility will not just benefit a small minority but it covers a wider category of people with temporary, episodic and age-related disabilities. Accessibility is often an afterthought in product development lifecycle. The right thing to do is to have accessibility in mind from the development stage. Most people think accessibility is hard and expensive. But the truth is, one has to have passion and a basic understanding of challenges faced by people with disabilities in using ICT products.
Secondly, it's expensive only if it is an afterthought. ‘Accessibility is ugly’ is another myth where people think accessibility fixes impact UI and decreases the performance of their product. Actually, 90% of accessibility fixes happen on DOM (Document object model) which is totally invisible to normal users.

Another interesting fact about Usability Vs. Accessibility is usability best practices increases the accessibility of the product and vice-versa. At the end, various benefits like how accessibility increases public perception on an organization, compatibility, SEO and legal implications were discussed in brief.
Ashwin shared his own experiences of different sites which are made Accessible and explained how it really helps. The team at Intuit appreciated the in-depth knowledge that Ashwin has on topics of Accessibility and invited him for next year session.


Prakat Solutions Inc
6016 Annandale Dr
Fort Worth, Texas 76132

Headline: Product Engineering Company Prioritizes People and Produces Quality Results

Fort Worth, TX - Businesses don’t grow and thrive when left completely on their own; they require care from many people, a dedicated customer base, and usually assistance from other companies who provide important services. While that last component often goes overlooked by customers, third party companies are an essential part of producing effective, intelligent, accessible services and products- especially in the world of software and product engineering and testing. That’s where Prakat Solutions Inc comes in.

As a product engineering company, it is Prakat’s goal to enhance and transform the quality of business for their clients. And while product engineering is a bit of a daunting unknown to those who are not directly involved in this world, Prakat spells their mission and services out plainly in helpful terms on their website, Essentially, this globally-involved company has great engineering abilities in the realms of software testing and product development, while also helping their clients improve their accessibility.

Prakat’s skilled team of engineers has expertise in product development for many different platforms, and they work closely with their clients to develop products primarily for internal usage by other businesses. Additionally, this company gives team and product access to certain long-term partner companies every step of the way because they really care about the person-to-person work relationship that has been lost in recent years within the product engineering industry.

Prakat also provides software testing services to clients, enabling those companies to give their customers the best possible experience when using their products. They strive to find the balance between attentive, flexible service and the efficient execution skills of outsourced high-level software vendors to give their clients optimal chance at success within any given company’s market. Another way Prakat gives clients a leg up on their competitors and shows genuine care for the lives they reach through their products and services is their focus on creating inclusive, accessible solutions. They specially formulate software applications to benefit those with disabilities and by doing so help to promote employment opportunities for an intelligent, talented community who are often overlooked in the professional world.  Prakat offers various training programs to educate and train individuals with disabilities on specific engineering and technical roles within the industry, thus creating an entirely new layer of the global workforce.

Prakat Solutions Inc, above all, aims to empower their employees, assist their clients efficiently to promote their own companies, and benefit greater society as a whole by playing their part in the cycle, educating and including the people they encounter along the way.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Entrepreneur – The leader in the making

I had the opportunity to address the final year students of the A.P.S Engineering college. The journey of an entrepreneur is very unique, in the sense, every aspect of a person is put to test. But nevertheless, it is a journey and once it reaches its fulfillment, helps in building a nation providing livelihood to hundreds of thousands of people. As a nation matures, the only way forward to create employment to masses is to create more entrepreneurs and it is our responsibility to create the necessary eco-system to produce leaders. It is also important to make sure people who have walked this journey provide the necessary guidance and support.

So, I was thrilled to utilize this opportunity to provide the insights of my journey in creating Prakat solutions. Irrespective of the domain, the journey still remains the same. About 90 students of the final year students from various discipline signed up for the 2 day long camp that was put together by the college administration. I always feel such camps are the stepping stone in a person’s life to walk such a journey.

The session started with a unique presentation created by my team which set the tone for the session. The talk quickly turned into an Q&A session when the students started to engage with me questioning the hurdles and pitfalls of my journey.

An hour flew like few minutes before I had to hand over the stage to the next speaker. I personally feel these sessions are so important that it helps in motivating and inspiring the students to take the step of providing employment to others than just thinking about finding employment. This is the need of the hour to propel our nation to the next step – Creating next Leaders.
The talk concluded by inviting the students to experience this unique journey by devoting some time in Prakat Solutions. Prakat solutions has been created as a platform for grooming leaders providing them the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake individual’s journey to fulfill their vision.

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Entrepreneur – The leader in the making

I had the opportunity to address the final year students of the A.P.S Engineering college. The journey of an entrepreneur is very uniq...