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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

2 February, 2021

BarrierBreak is a trusted vendor for Accessibility Testing and Auditing on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework

BarrierBreak is proud to state that we have been awarded a place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework. As the UK government focuses on ensuring people with disabilities can access digital products, a critical part of that is conducting accessibility testings and audits. The UK government focuses on providing barrier-free access, fair…

7 December, 2020

Ensuring Inclusion Response to COVID19 – Good Practices by Industry

Year 2020, countries across the globe have been busy taking containment measures to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic. The economy has changed, lifestyles have changed and routines have changed. Companies too started revising their business response plans and devising policies as needed to ensure safety of their employees and their customers. Even…

25 November, 2020

Why MUST you Implement Accessibility in your Online Shopping Experiences?

E-commerce shopping or online shopping has seen a significant increase during this COVID-19 pandemic period. The pandemic has certainly changed retail business and over the next couple of months you can surely expect a surge in online shopping. When a consumer comes to a store’s website, he expects much of the same in-store experience translated…

24 November, 2020

Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Digital Assistive Technology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

The AT2030 programme and ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, recently launched the document “Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Digital Assistive Technology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries.” The Product Narratives were developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) under the AT2030 programme in support of…

14 October, 2020

How can Edtech Startups benefit from adopting Accessibility?

Looking at the market opportunity, we have seen a surge in EdTech start-ups constantly introducing cutting edge technologies and learning methods to improve the overall experience for students as well as educators. However, the technologies that are being increasingly integrated into education can make life more difficult for some population groups which include people with…

4 August, 2020

23rd September, 2020 – Finally, Public Sector Bodies need to comply with UK Digital Accessibility Regulations

Did you know that all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom must comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations – The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) by September 23, 2020?   The accessibility regulations which came into force on the 23rd September 2018 aims to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users,…

9 March, 2020

Shilpi Kapoor, CEO BarrierBreak – A Digital Accessibility Firm recognized as one of the Top 15 Women Transforming India by Niti Aayog

It is a proud moment for all of us at BarrierBreak – a digital accessibility consulting firm, as our CEO, Ms. Shilpi Kapoor was announced as one of the Top 15 women entrepreneurs of the Women Transforming India Award by Niti Aayog, Government of India on the International Women’s Day. A social entrepreneur with a…

16 July, 2019

Accessible Canada Act – Are you ready for Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation?

Accessible Canada Act – Canadian Federal Accessibility Legislation The Accessible Canada Act which was tabled in the Parliament on June 20, 2018 received the royal assent or the act came into force on June 21, 2019. The purpose of this Act is to benefit all persons, especially persons with disabilities, of a Canada without barriers,…