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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

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…

14 August, 2018

Launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions for the blind and visually impaired people

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently! 6 by 6 app comprises of a 3 in 1 solution for people with visual impairment! Keeping the Indian audience in mind, 6 by 6 has been developed for Android first. Shilpi Kapoor, Founder of Barrierbreak quotes,…

27 February, 2018

BarrierBreak’s Newz Hook wins the prestigious Zero Project Innovative Practice 2018 award

BarrierBreak is delighted to announce that our initiative ‘Newz Hook’ has been globally recognized as an Innovative Practice 2018 by the Zero Project for providing easy access to news for people with disabilities. The award was received on the 23rd of February 2018 by Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, founder of BarrierBreak and Ms. Shai Venkatraman, editor…

18 August, 2017

SuperNova 16.05 is available now

SuperNova is the world’s first screen magnifier and screen reader, delivering unparalleled access to Windows tablets, laptops and desktops for people with visual impairments. Whether you have glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Nystagmus, Retinitis pigmentosa or any other eye condition, SuperNova has an edition to suit your sight loss. New to SuperNova or using an older version? Find out what’s new…

18 May, 2017

Launching ‘Learning @BarrierBreak’ – Accessibility and Assistive Technology Training in India and Globally

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of “Learning @BarrierBreak” – Online learning platform offering training courses on accessibility and assistive technology in India and globally marking the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). BarrierBreak has been offering in person training courses for long and with the recent level of increased interest in the area of accessibility and inclusion,…