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Author: Shilpi Kapoor

3 October, 2019

Fintech & Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility will be key for the fintech sector to adopt. Banks worldwide were one of the first to embrace web accessibility whether it was due to regulations or lawsuits. I think it is safe to say, that access to banks, ATMs, online payment gateways, insurance, access to loans are equally required by people with…

24 September, 2019

Why Retail Sector should embrace Web Accessibility?

Online Retail is surely here to stay, but do retail websites embrace web accessibility? A 2019 poll by Marist College and National Public Radio (NPR) shows that 76% of all United States adults shop online. Business Case for Retail to embrace Web Accessibility Online Retail can be an opportunity for people with disabilities! Imagine shopping…

30 January, 2019

Integrating Accessibility Consulting – Think Accessibility First

Whether you have a product or a service, implementing accessibility in your solutions can help you reach a larger audience, mitigate risks and meet compliance. Accessibility is often implemented as a separate process. It is now time to integrate accessibility into the development life cycle. At BarrierBreak, we believe that accessibility needs to come at the…

12 September, 2018

I want to make a Mobile App Accessible to Visually Impaired! Really?

A common myth about web accessibility is that it “Only helps visually impaired”. It’s one we hear again and again. We only want to test with screen readers. This approach of building accessibility and inclusion for only one group at a times, is not really practical. Let me share how I see it with a…

29 May, 2018

How are people with disabilities perceived by themselves and others?

Let me start by saying this is my view and I am sure lots of you may agree or disagree with me and I am fine with that! It’s good to have differences. Yes, I believe people with disabilities can do everything. Let me say this again, I believe that people with disabilities can do…

9 January, 2018

Building a better magnifier with the power of the web

For people with low-vision issues, magnifier tools are often essential in order for them to see clearly and better. For the computer, there are various options already built into the platform (at the operating system level, the browser level by increasing zoom, as well as various apps which do screen magnification). However, for the physical…

6 July, 2017

Image Description – An Integral part of Content Accessibility

Image Descriptions are key to providing equal access to people who are low vision or blind the same information from an accessibility perspective. Often referred to as image descriptions or alternate text or alt text, let’s discuss how you can ensure accessibility for images. Images are an integral part of telling the story on the…

18 May, 2017

Announcing the BarrierBreak CSS Accessibility Extension

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We see it fitting to announce a nifty little project we’ve been working on. It’s a browser extension called the BarrierBreak CSS Accessibility Extension and you can install it in Chrome right now. The extension came about as a result of internal conversations we had regarding finding accessibility issues in…