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2 February, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

BarrierBreak is a trusted vendor for Accessibility Testing and Auditing on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework

BarrierBreak is proud to state that we have been awarded a place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework. As the UK government focuses on ensuring people with disabilities can access digital products, a critical part of that is conducting accessibility testings and audits. The UK government focuses on providing barrier-free access, fair…

27 January, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

Should your Development Vendor be your Accessibility Testing Vendor?

No, never, not advisable! I firmly believe that the developer and the tester need to be independent. It just is pure conflict of interest! Accessibility testing is an Audit conducted of your website or mobile app. Which audit would you trust more: One where the developer has audited their own work Where an independent auditor…

13 January, 2021 Jayshree Sharma

Everything you need to know about Headings in WCAG

Web pages comprise of sections and sub-sections. Each section and sub-section has a title that acts as a heading. Headings help in defining the content’s structure and hierarchy of the web page. Content organized using headings is easier to access for different user groups. Why are Headings Important? Headings give structure to a page and…

7 December, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

Ensuring Inclusion Response to COVID19 – Good Practices by Industry

Year 2020, countries across the globe have been busy taking containment measures to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic. The economy has changed, lifestyles have changed and routines have changed. Companies too started revising their business response plans and devising policies as needed to ensure safety of their employees and their customers. Even…

25 November, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

Why MUST you Implement Accessibility in your Online Shopping Experiences?

E-commerce shopping or online shopping has seen a significant increase during this COVID-19 pandemic period. The pandemic has certainly changed retail business and over the next couple of months you can surely expect a surge in online shopping. When a consumer comes to a store’s website, he expects much of the same in-store experience translated…

24 November, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Digital Assistive Technology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries

The AT2030 programme and ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology, recently launched the document “Product Narrative: A Market Landscape and Strategic Approach to Increasing Access to Digital Assistive Technology in Low- and Middle- Income Countries.” The Product Narratives were developed by the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) under the AT2030 programme in support of…

4 November, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Why outsource rather than hire in-house accessibility testing teams?

As the numerous companies are building their accessibility teams today we find that 8 out of 10 cooperates are making the decision between hiring in-house teams versus outsourcing. The decision is slightly more complex than an either or situation. Often the decision is based on product spread, headcount and budget.  I believe that a strategically…

21 October, 2020 Tanvi Dalvi

How would inclusive design help your organisation?

Limited awareness of people has constrained the use of the term ‘inclusion’ majorly with respect to culture, education and politics.  This has often led to the neglection of the importance of this term relating to the usability of many products and services for people with disabilities.   Inclusive design requires a change in the usual pattern of thinking. It therefore widens and ensures the reach and accessibility of mainstream products and services to…