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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…

3 October, 2018 Priti Rohra

What Equal Opportunity Employers should look for in a Biometric Time & Attendance System?

Inclusion starts right at the door steps! Being an equal opportunity employer ourselves and with approx. 65% of our staff comprising of persons with different types of impairments, procuring any solution for our offices has always been an interesting task. We have employees with wide range of impairments from hard-of-hearing to deaf, low vision to…

26 September, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

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…

19 September, 2018 Jayshree Sharma

Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to access a website

A world beyond the Keyboard! Until I met Alex, I couldn’t imagine using a computer without a keyboard. Alex has a love for numbers and finding answers through data. We were studying economics at the same university. One day, I noticed this guy talking away to his computer and not really using the keyboard. It…