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Author: Ramya Venkitesh

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,…

26 April, 2017

Setting up an Assistive Technology Resource Center

Every person has the right to live independently and people with disabilities are no different. Today they come across various barriers that hinder their education, employment and even in their day to day activities. A resource center with reasonable accommodations and availability of right assistive technology products can assist in removing the barriers for people…

19 April, 2017

Glassouse – Mouse Alternative that can be controlled with your head and mouth

Can a person with no hands or with no hand movement work on a computer? How can a person with spinal cord injuries, stroke patients, or people having bad motor skills, operate a computer mouse or use their finger(s) for tablets or phones? BarrierBreak introduces “GlassOuse” to its Assistive Technologies product line specially designed for people with…

17 April, 2017

What is a Smart City?

A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Internet of things (IoT) technology in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. Wikipedia. Smart Cities Awas Yojna Mission by the Government of India has been initiated with a mission to develop 100 cities (the target has been…

15 March, 2017

Communication with AAC Devices

Problem communicating or expressing yourself due to limited or no speech? Try AAC devices! What is AAC? ‘Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is an umbrella term that encompasses the communication methods used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with impairments in the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.’ – Wikepedia….

6 March, 2017

BarrierBreaks Shilpi Kapoor named as OpenAir Advisory Chair, Knowbility

BarrierBreak founder Shilpi Kapoor has been named as the OpenAir Advisory Chair.  In 2017, Shilpi Kapoor, Founder and CEO of BarrierBreak will chair the OpenAIR program. Knowbility was seeking international leadership as the program has grown from a local one day hackathon into a globally recognized training and development competition. Shilpi is a serial social…

2 February, 2017

Opportunities for Skill Development of People with low vision

If you are an NGO working on skill development of people with low vision, this is an opportunity you cannot resists! Don’t know what technology to teach them? Don’t know how to overcome the barriers of inaccessible technology at the workplace? We have just the solution for employment of people with low vision! BarrierBreak &…

25 November, 2016

Why testing with people with disabilities is important?

The terms usability and accessibility though closely related are often confused. A technically accessible product does not necessarily imply that it is usable, especially for people with disabilities who use various assistive technology. While accessibility refers to providing access a product, website, or an application to all including people with disabilities, usability is a measure…