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All About Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

My inspiration of writing this blog was the activity conducted by e-Zest on Nov 14, 2014. The concern that we showed to those kids could be as well applicable to the rest of the world!

Website designs with simple HTML pages. Surely, that should be easy for anyone to access right? But hang on! Have we thought of all the aspects? Not really. However, some people have thought about it and floated an initiative called the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). WAI develops Web accessibility guidelines, technical reports and educational resources to help make the web […]

Moving towards “Affordable Healthcare for All”

“Affordable Healthcare for All” has become a buzz word at a time when increasing healthcare costs are putting pressure on both the payers and consumers.

Following are some important facts which point towards an increase in healthcare costs:

Nearly 30 million (9.6%) people in US are still uninsured.
Healthcare spending in the United States grew 3.7 percent in 2012, to $2.8 trillion, or $8,915 per person.
In 2012, 43 percent of adults, or 80 million people in the US, said they had skipped or delayed getting needed healthcare or filling prescriptions because of the cost.
A 2007 survey had […]

Amazon SNS – Push Notifications to Mobile Devices Using PHP

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is a fast, fully-managed, push messaging service. Amazon SNS can deliver messages to mobile devices (i.e.  iOS, Android). It transmits push notifications from backend server applications to mobile apps on Apple, Google and Kindle Fire devices using a simple API. You can send a message to a particular device or you can send a message to every device that is subscribed to a particular SNS App.

Best of all, you can start using this feature at no charge. The AWS Free Tier means all AWS customers can send one […]

Process of Product Innovation – Can it be structured?

Few years ago while attending an event at IIT Chicago, I came across a book “Process of Innovation”. When I started reading it, I realized it’s too complex for me to go through each of the theorems mentioned in the book. As a result an impression was created in my mind – I cannot innovate. The impression was so strong that over a period of time any topic around innovation used to scare the hell out of me (given that I like to learn new thoughts and processes).

A few days ago, e-Zest’s Chief Innovation […]

Performance Testing Tools Significant for Businesses

The ubiquitous smartphones are making our world more techno-savvy than ever before. They are being used by people of all classes – from the simple village farmer to the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. For businesses, it presents an unprecedented opportunity to reach out to all these people quickly through web and mobile applications.

Keeping this in mind, it is important for businesses to keep a tab on the web performance which accounts for the speed and reliability of web and mobile applications. The end-users expect a lot from their apps and a single-second […]