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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

13 September, 2021

Time to Network & Learn

BarrierBreak with Ability Net and IAAP *International Association of Accessibility Professionals) launched the ‘Network & Learn’, with the aim to build a community around accessibility professionals. The name stands true to its nature and is a great way for you to connect with other professionals in the accessibility space. The virtual events takes place monthly as…

28 July, 2021

Section 508 Compliance Testing

The Section 508 website provides a dedicated page on Section 508 compliance testing, including testing guidelines for websites, software, and electronic documents. Section 508 standard of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 requires all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Section 508 accessibility standard…

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….

15 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…