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Empowering Every User: Exploring Digital Accessibility with SaralX | Webinar Recording

Watch an enlightening webinar recording hosted by the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce on the importance of digital accessibility and inclusive design. The featured speaker is Akashdeep Bansal, the founder of SaralX, an innovative Indian startup working to break down barriers for people with disabilities in the digital world.

Akashdeep shares his personal journey as someone diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition, and how that inspired his life’s mission to enhance accessibility through technology solutions. He provides insights into understanding what accessibility truly means, the different types of disabilities, and the assistive technologies that enable people with diverse abilities to interact with digital content.

Key highlights include an overview of digital accessibility basics such as making content perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust per Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Akashdeep discusses common challenges faced as well as solutions for creating inclusive digital experiences.

He also delves into the socioeconomic impact of excluding the global population of around 600 million people with disabilities. The webinar emphasizes how inclusive design not only empowers users but benefits organizations and society as a whole.

Through examples and personal anecdotes, Akashdeep underscores the importance of proactively building accessibility into digital products and services from the ground up. The recording aims to raise awareness and provide actionable insights for creating a more inclusive digital world for every user.