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RE: Bangalore Accessibility Awareness Dinner & Bangalore Accessibility Meet-ups [via Accessibility in India Community Group]

From: Chakravarthula, Srinivasu <srchakravarthula@informatica.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:30:23 +0000
To: Shankar Subbiah S <shankar@agateinfotek.in>, Samantha Johns <samanthadjohns@gmail.com>
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That’s a great idea. Having meet up in different cities / towns / even villages would help spreading the awareness. I’m sure Nawaz Khan of PayPal (who is part of this group) would be excited to help you in Chennai.

Here is how I do in Bangalore.

I reach out to a company / organization; explain them concept of meet-up and have them sign-up to host. It doesn’t really cost them any big money. All they need to offer is their office, arrange for snacks / coffee. Then I create an event on eventbrite and share on social media. Even could be just a social gathering with no agenda or could have an agenda; something like a quick session on a particular topic (something like how to create an accessible drop down menu etc.,).

I prefer to do it in companies who does not know about accessibility so that in a way, we are able to empower a company to start thinking / working towards inclusion.

Do let me know once you have set up something, would be happy to spread the word.

@Samantha, Great to have you on this group. Please feel free to share with your colleagues / friends in India. If someone is in Bangalore, would be happy to have them at the dinner / future meet-ups.

All the best,

Best regards,
Srinivasu Chakravarthula
Lead Accessibility Consultant
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From: Shankar Subbiah S [mailto:shankar@agateinfotek.in]
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2016 7:23 AM
To: Samantha Johns
Cc: Srinivasu Chakravarthula; public-accessibilityinindia@w3.org
Subject: Re: Bangalore Accessibility Awareness Dinner & Bangalore Accessibility Meet-ups [via Accessibility in India Community Group]

Dear Srini,

Glad to note that.

Would look forward to final schedule and venue.

Let us plan a month meet at Chennai by December 2016 or January 2017, I would arrange with Raghu of Karna Vidya Technology Centre for visually challenged. We could meet friends working on accessibility at Chennai and invite other IT services company too. Would like to include Chennai in the map of such awareness meetings happening also.

Yes, on personal front I believe, I  read the good news of you blessed wth a boy or heard through some friend. Prayers and best wishes for him.

With best regards,


On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 2:16 AM, Samantha Johns <samanthadjohns@gmail.com<mailto:samanthadjohns@gmail.com>> wrote:

I am in the USA but wanted to share findings with my India friends.. I work on web accessibility in Portland, Oregon at Portland State University and cover a broad section of topics: Universal Design for Learning, Digital Authoring, Web content, and Media.

I am here as a resource,


Samantha Draupadi Johns

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
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On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 3:45 AM, W3C Community Development Team <team-community-process@w3.org<mailto:team-community-process@w3.org>> wrote:
Hello all,
It's long time that we didn't catch up! I would like to take a moment and share
a couple of things - specially for those of you who live in Bangalore.

Thanks to Ted Drake and Intuit, Bangalore Accessibility Awareness Dinner is
being organized on 5th October, 2016 at 7:0m to 9:30 pm. Venue details will be
finalized by Monday but this will be around Ecospace, Bangalore. Visit
Eventbrite page to register. Looking forward to meeting some of you
In cooperation with companies and organizations in Bangalore, I have been
organizing Bangalore Accessibility Meet-up on every 4th Saturday of the month.
In August, meetup was hosted by Prakat Solutions and in September, it was hosted
by Bang the table. We use this platform to share knowledge and meet fellow
accessibility enthusiasts. Summary of earlier meet-ups are available on My blog

Looking forward to re-start of our weekly / by-weekly calls.
On a personal front, we are blessed with a baby boy on 29th July, 2016 and our
daughter who is 2.10 years now started talking and going to school!


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