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3 October, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

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 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

16 July, 2019 Ramya Venkitesh

Accessible Canada Act – Are you ready for Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation?

Accessible Canada Act – Canadian Federal Accessibility Legislation The Accessible Canada Act which was tabled in the Parliament on June 20, 2018 received the royal assent or the act came into force on June 21, 2019. The purpose of this Act is to benefit all persons, especially persons with disabilities, of a Canada without barriers,…

4 February, 2019 Ramya Venkitesh

BarrierBreak and Samaage Partner to Deliver Mobility and Independent Living Solutions for People with Visual Impairment

New partnership aims to deliver a comprehensive solution, set to enable blind and visually impaired people to travel, work, and live independently BarrierBreak, a social enterprise that has established a leadership position in the space of accessibility and assistive technology and Samaage, an organization that creates systems for social change, today announced a partnership to…

30 January, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

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…

2 January, 2019 Jayshree Sharma

Cheat Sheet – Dragon Naturally Speaking Commands for Web Testing

Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for browsing could be easy task but using dragon for web testing needs some hands on with commands that are commonly used. Dragon is Voice based software so basically, we must provide voice commands to perform various keyboard and mouse interaction. To know more information on How to start using dragon you…

19 December, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

Accessibility 2018 – A Quick Look Back

Few days to go and before we ring in 2019, here is a quick look back at some of the main news in the land of accessibility: January 2018 The beginning of the year saw the refreshed Section 508 being legally coming into effect. The Section 508 standards were established in 1998, that require Federal…

12 December, 2018 Manisha P

Have you ever tried to access the webpage using keyboard?

Two years back, when I started working in BarrierBreak, the first exercise was to surf a web page using only a keyboard. It was altogether a new experience for me because I have always used keyboard along with a mouse. So, in this blog I will be sharing my experience on how to use only…