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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…

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…