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In today’s digital age, accessibility is not only at times obligatory, but a fundamental necessity for fostering an equitable and inclusive online environment. SaralX, an Indian startup, is spearheading efforts to dismantle such barriers and empower organizations to embrace the principles of inclusive design. This ensures that their digital assets are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The Commonwealth consists of 56 independent countries, with a collective population of approximately 2.5 billion people. While accessibility laws and standards vary across Commonwealth nations, many have either adopted or are in the process of adopting the WCAG standards for web accessibility. Numerous Commonwealth organizations, including the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth of Learning, actively promote accessibility and inclusive education initiatives. The Commonwealth Heads of Government have pledged to advocate for the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities through the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Agenda.

The governments of the UK and Australia have already incorporated the WCAG standard as the accessibility benchmark for public sector websites and mobile apps. Similarly, the Indian government has issued guidelines for websites to comply with WCAG 2.0 standards.

In our webinar, we will delve into the realm of digital accessibility, examining its significance, challenges, and the innovative solutions offered by SaralX. Prepare to be enlightened as we reveal the transformative potential of inclusive design and its capacity to generate seamless user experiences for individuals with diverse abilities. Discover how SaralX can serve as your trusted ally in navigating the complexities of accessibility compliance, ensuring that your digital platforms adhere to internationally recognized standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and the BIS standard IS17802.

Join us on this insightful journey as we explore the cutting-edge solutions provided by SaralX and learn how to forge a more inclusive and accessible digital future. Together, we can dismantle barriers and empower individuals with disabilities to fully participate in the digital realm.


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Akashdeep Bansal

Akashdeep Bansal was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (Eye disease leading to gradual decrease in eyesight) in 2003, despite this he pursued engineering and further completed M. Tech. and PhD from IIT Delhi. He did his research under the supervision of Prof. M. Balakrishnan (IIT Delhi) and Prof. Volker Sorge (University of Birmingham) where his research topic was focused on enhancing reading accessibility for the visually impaired. During his PhD, he was also associated with AssisTech Lab, IIT Delhi as a team lead where a tool was developed for making PDFs accessible for the visually impaired. He also played a crucial role in establishing the Office of Accessible Education at IIT Delhi, an office dedicated to serving the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PwD) on campus. All this exposure helped him in founding SaralX in July 2023.

Moderated by:

Julia Charlton

Chairman, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce HK

Julia is the founding and managing partner of Charltons, an award winning Hong Kong corporate finance Hong Kong law firm. Julia is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales and the BVI. She practises in the field of corporate finance, including M&A, private equity, securities, virtual assets and funds.

Julia is a member of the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council (CWEIC)’s Global Advisory Council. She is also a member of several Hong Kong boards and committees, most notably The Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeals Committee of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and the Listing Review Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Julia is also a Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

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