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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

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,…

4 February, 2019

BarrierBreak and Samaage Partner to Deliver Mobility and Independent Living Solutions for People with Visual Impairment

New partnership aims to deliver a comprehensive solution, set to enable blind and visually impaired people to travel, work, and live independently BarrierBreak, a social enterprise that has established a leadership position in the space of accessibility and assistive technology and Samaage, an organization that creates systems for social change, today announced a partnership to…

19 December, 2018

Accessibility 2018 – A Quick Look Back

Few days to go and before we ring in 2019, here is a quick look back at some of the main news in the land of accessibility: January 2018 The beginning of the year saw the refreshed Section 508 being legally coming into effect. The Section 508 standards were established in 1998, that require Federal…

31 October, 2018

Accessibility Conferences and Events to look out for in 2019

For all the accessibility enthusiasts out there, here is a list of accessibility events to look out for in the year 2019. CES 2019 URL: https://www.ces.tech/ Date: Jan 8 – Jan 11, 2019 Venue: LAS VEGAS, NV ATIA 2019 URL: https://www.atia.org/conference-attendees/registration/ Date: January 30 – February 2, 2019 Venue: Chicago Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019…

10 October, 2018

Creating and Living our values – We are Inclusive!

A challenge that we enjoyed the most at BarrierBreak was discovering and defining our values. Values that could explain what we all stood for at BarrierBreak – something that could sum up everything that we did.  And as Shilpi Kapoor, founder BarrierBreak says, “values should be aligned to our organizational growth but most importantly, we…

26 September, 2018

September 23rd 2018 – Are you ready for the EN 301 549 Standard?

We welcomed 2017 with a new charter, in the evolution of WCAG i.e. WCAG 2.1 and a refreshed Section 508 which took a formal effect from January 2018. It’s an exciting time again for the world of accessibility! The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile…