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Pratik Patel
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I am a business owner who lives in New York. Passionate about accessibility, usability, advocacy, blindness, literature.
I am a business owner who lives in New York. Passionate about accessibility, usability, advocacy, blindness, literature.

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Dear +AndroidDevelopers are you absolutely serious? with this one decision, you have chosen to get rid of the only accessible way of developing #Android applications by people with disabilities. Having a great experience means that all people, including people with disabilities, must have that great experience. Android Studio does not provide an accessible way of developing applications.  I suppose you're planning to release an accessible version of Studio. Or is this going to be another one of your products where #accessibility comes  years after the product is in use. I no longer care that each product group at Google gets to choose how it develops applications. There are some fundamental standards that need to be met. #Accessibility must be one of those standards.
http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2015/06/an-update-on-eclipse-android-developer.html

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A colleague just hsared this link to a survey about the International Association of Accessiiblity Professionals. #a11y #accessibility #IAAP

+Steve Faulkner has noted that #polymer #webcomponents demos:
✅ minimal keyboard support
✅ minimal #a11y semantics
✅ minimal control labeling & alt text. Can you tell us how quickly full accessibility will be integrated? Why was there no accessibility form the beginning? Does this state exist for built in Android components as well? #io14request

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This might be an interesting application for blind people.
Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses

Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired.

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I was asked to post this for #SuperBowl. One of you whoshares this will win $10000 in cash from the Kill Cancer Foundation. #10KFree www.kill-cancer.org
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