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5 December, 2018 Jyoti Verma

Cheat Sheet – Screen Reader Commands for JAWS, NVDA – Web

Being a low vision user, before I was introduced to screen readers I always wondered if I could ever use a computer. As all I knew of computer was it was a powerful tool to get information over the internet, which had a monitor which displays the information, a keyboard to type the data and…

28 November, 2018 Nidhi Amin

Top 5 resources for learning Accessibility

It was a challenging experience when I was asked to develop an accessible website for one of our clients. Being a newbie to the world of accessibility I had to explore and find resources related to accessibility. One thing I found was, there were so many sites that had information on accessibility that finding the…

21 November, 2018 Mohammad Kamran

How can low vision users browse the web using ZoomText?

In today’s world of technology, everyone is trying to make the content/information available virtually. In order to access this information or content, one will need to go and browse through different websites. Here, persons with low vision face difficulty to browse and explore websites due to reasons like small text size, background and foreground colour…

14 November, 2018 Priti Rohra

Browsing the web using Narrator

Surfing the web using Narrator is a delightful experience! Having worked with multiple screen readers over the years has always excited me as it gives me one more option to explore. Especially screen readers that are bundled with the operating system as we do not have to install additional software in order to use our…

31 October, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

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…

23 October, 2018 Benita Nazareth

Meeting Colour contrast with a difference

Color enhances the look and feel of a web page. But color can vitiate the user experience for some. Yeah, I too was unaware of it until I met Amelia. It was a long train journey from Ontario to Alberta where I met Amelia. She was accessing a website on her laptop using high contrast…

17 October, 2018 Fahad Lambate

Can drag and drop be made accessible? Yes! It can be in different ways!

We all often come across a game, activity, form, or website where we must perform Drag & Drop functionality to complete our task. It can be enjoyable for some or it may be a serious pain for some of us to do so! My experience of Drag & Drop largely revolves around games, along with…

10 October, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

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…