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28 April, 2020 Anil Kumar

aria-expanded: the Good and the Bad

Interactions on the Web are getting more engaging and dynamic these days. In this modern web era, UI designers are coming up with rich interactions for users where information is available to them without requiring the page getting reloaded. Gone are the days where users clicked on a link or button and web page had…

23 April, 2020 Tanvi Dalvi

An Inclusive Design study on the “visually impaired friendly” coins launched by the Reserve Bank of India

Money, a very important commodity everyone needs in order to survive and to grow and, a reward every one works extremely hard for to earn. Would it still be a reward if one can’t access it easily either digitally or physically?Even though the world is shifting towards cashless transactions, dealing with tangible money is still…

21 April, 2020 Santosh Kakde

Looking for an Accessible booking form for scheduling meetings?

In these times, when the whole world is going online, the need for an accessible online booking system can be a boon. The need to have your calendar available to people, so they can schedule a meeting time without the hassle of sending multiple mails to find a mutually convenient time is something that is…

14 April, 2020 Priti Rohra

What’s new in VPAT 2.4?

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a widely adopted reporting format for documenting accessibility conformance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services. The VPAT helps procurement agencies in making informed decisions for buying and selling ICT products. VPAT 2.0 was expanded to include the leading ICT accessibility standards, the Revised Section 508 (US),…

8 April, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Top 3 reasons why Accessibility is critical for Edtech companies to adopt?

Accessibility is no longer an option for Edtech companies! If you are in the edtech space, then it’s time you adopt Accessibility and fast! Let me explain why! The adoption of technology in the education sector has seen a steep & unprecedented acceleration and it is a growth opportunity for the Edtech companies. It feels…

1 April, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

What is Section 508? Where do we start?

Section 508 is a law. Yes a law, that requires Federal agencies to ensure that their Electronic & Information Technology is accessible to people with disabilities. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Who does Section 508 apply to? It applies to all Federal agencies. What does Section 508 cover? It covers all…

27 March, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Television Remote Control – an Inclusive Design Study

The Television Remote Control is one such device which is in nearly every household. Over the years, the television remote control has evolved. You can see remotes which are in all shapes & sizes, some with few functionalities while others that are overwhelming for users. From a personal experience, I can tell you that for…

9 March, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

Shilpi Kapoor, CEO BarrierBreak – A Digital Accessibility Firm recognized as one of the Top 15 Women Transforming India by Niti Aayog

It is a proud moment for all of us at BarrierBreak – a digital accessibility consulting firm, as our CEO, Ms. Shilpi Kapoor was announced as one of the Top 15 women entrepreneurs of the Women Transforming India Award by Niti Aayog, Government of India on the International Women’s Day. A social entrepreneur with a…