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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

19 July, 2021

Network & Learn – An Exclusive Event for IAAP Members

BarrierBreak with Ability Net and IAAP *International Association of Accessibility Professionals) is excited to let you know about a new and exclusive event that we are holding especially for IAAP members – ‘Network & Learn’. The name stands true to its nature and is a great way for you to connect with other professionals in…

13 July, 2021

Why should you stay away from Accessibility Overlays?

Accessibility Overlays do not ensure an accessible website. Accessibility Overlays have come under fire after more than 400 accessibility advocates and developers signed an open letter urging the industry to unite against the use of accessibility overlay products. Recently, we were contacted by a company that was looking to create accessibility overlays for their website….

22 June, 2021

Covid-19 Accessibility Bug Bounty to promote Digital Accessibility – GAAD 2021

#CovidAccessibilityBugBounty community connect initiative by BarrierBreak was launched on GAAD 2021 which had Accessibility Professionals across the globe participate actively to shift the needle on information access. What is Covid Accessibility Bug Bounty? Thursday, May 20, 2021, marked the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with the purpose to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and…

19 May, 2021

Welcome to the next big thing – #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty

Marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), BarrierBreak is launching #CovidAccessibilityBugBounty with the aim to have the community identify bugs on Covid related websites and apps in their region and share it online. What? Globally, most Covid-19 & Vaccine Information websites & mobile apps are inaccessible! Why? People with disabilities are being excluded in a time where access to…

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…