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22 September, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

How we inspire Accessibility Professionals at BarrierBreak!

As an entrepreneur, one of the three P’s of growing an organization is People. BarrierBreak aims to create a limitless future for people with disabilities by using technology as an enabler. Our aim is to assist organizations to make their technology accessible to people with disabilities. You would ask, how do you help organizations to be accessible?…

13 September, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Time to Network & Learn

BarrierBreak with Ability Net and IAAP *International Association of Accessibility Professionals) launched the ‘Network & Learn’, with the aim to build a community around accessibility professionals. The name stands true to its nature and is a great way for you to connect with other professionals in the accessibility space. The virtual events takes place monthly as…

7 September, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Importance of Mobile Accessibility

Mobile accessibility or accessibility of mobile apps describes the importance of developing mobile applications for smartphones, tablets and wearables that are user-friendly for the one billion people with disabilities. According to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), this means that your mobile application should be accessible to users with disabilities. Did you know? According to a…

31 August, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

Automated and Manual Accessibility Testing

The question everyone asks is how do you conduct accessibility testing or which tools do you use? At BarrierBreak, the question that we focus on is who is conducting the accessibility testing. Facts about Effectiveness of Automated Accessibility Tools The facts are out there! The UK Government GDS Accessibility Team conducted an audit of automated accessibility testing tools and…

24 August, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

Accessible Digital Ready Technology — Future of Work

The workspace of the future isn’t the office anymore. It is now independent of the physical place. Technology is now where the work lives. It is about the shared digital environment comprising of: Collaboration and communication tools Platforms that employees use that may be specific to their work — For example, if you are in sales and are using…

17 August, 2021 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…

10 August, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Building Accessibility Compliance into your Business Processes

Making your business processes accessible to people with disabilities is not only about serving your customers, but also about the law. The priority should be to make your business process compliant to accessibility standards and create equal access to people with disabilities irrespective of being in education, health, legal, employment, entertainment or transportation sector. Accessibility…

4 August, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Cognitive Disability & Digital Accessibility

The idea of accessibility for people with disabilities is not limited to digital or ICT accessibility. Digital accessibility addresses the ability of people with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities to access electronic resources such as the Internet, software, mobile devices and e-readers. It also covers people with age-related or temporary disabilities due to accident or…