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Author: Shilpi Kapoor

21 May, 2020

Accessible Components Released on GAAD

The Idea behind a component is creating re-usable code. Now wearing my accessibility hat, I would say should components be accessible! Simple principle, ensure your components or component libraries are accessible, so one can build accessible websites and apps! So why don’t we ensure that every component that we use is accessible? If components are…

8 April, 2020

Top 3 reasons why Accessibility is critical for Edtech companies to adopt?

Accessibility is no longer an option for Edtech companies! If you are in the edtech space, then it’s time you adopt Accessibility and fast! Let me explain why! The adoption of technology in the education sector has seen a steep & unprecedented acceleration and it is a growth opportunity for the Edtech companies. It feels…

1 April, 2020

What is Section 508? Where do we start?

Section 508 is a law. Yes a law, that requires Federal agencies to ensure that their Electronic & Information Technology is accessible to people with disabilities. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Who does Section 508 apply to? It applies to all Federal agencies. What does Section 508 cover? It covers all…

27 March, 2020

Television Remote Control – an Inclusive Design Study

The Television Remote Control is one such device which is in nearly every household. Over the years, the television remote control has evolved. You can see remotes which are in all shapes & sizes, some with few functionalities while others that are overwhelming for users. From a personal experience, I can tell you that for…

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…