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3 October, 2018 Priti Rohra

What Equal Opportunity Employers should look for in a Biometric Time & Attendance System?

Inclusion starts right at the door steps! Being an equal opportunity employer ourselves and with approx. 65% of our staff comprising of persons with different types of impairments, procuring any solution for our offices has always been an interesting task. We have employees with wide range of impairments from hard-of-hearing to deaf, low vision to…

26 September, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

September 23rd 2018 – Are you ready for the EN 301 549 Standard?

We welcomed 2017 with a new charter, in the evolution of WCAG i.e. WCAG 2.1 and a refreshed Section 508 which took a formal effect from January 2018. It’s an exciting time again for the world of accessibility! The Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the accessibility of the websites and mobile…

19 September, 2018 Jayshree Sharma

Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to access a website

A world beyond the Keyboard! Until I met Alex, I couldn’t imagine using a computer without a keyboard. Alex has a love for numbers and finding answers through data. We were studying economics at the same university. One day, I noticed this guy talking away to his computer and not really using the keyboard. It…

12 September, 2018 Shilpi Kapoor

I want to make a Mobile App Accessible to Visually Impaired! Really?

A common myth about web accessibility is that it “Only helps visually impaired”. It’s one we hear again and again. We only want to test with screen readers. This approach of building accessibility and inclusion for only one group at a times, is not really practical. Let me share how I see it with a…

14 August, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

Launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions for the blind and visually impaired people

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently! 6 by 6 app comprises of a 3 in 1 solution for people with visual impairment! Keeping the Indian audience in mind, 6 by 6 has been developed for Android first. Shilpi Kapoor, Founder of Barrierbreak quotes,…

29 May, 2018 Shilpi Kapoor

How are people with disabilities perceived by themselves and others?

Let me start by saying this is my view and I am sure lots of you may agree or disagree with me and I am fine with that! It’s good to have differences. Yes, I believe people with disabilities can do everything. Let me say this again, I believe that people with disabilities can do…

27 February, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

BarrierBreak’s Newz Hook wins the prestigious Zero Project Innovative Practice 2018 award

BarrierBreak is delighted to announce that our initiative ‘Newz Hook’ has been globally recognized as an Innovative Practice 2018 by the Zero Project for providing easy access to news for people with disabilities. The award was received on the 23rd of February 2018 by Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, founder of BarrierBreak and Ms. Shai Venkatraman, editor…

9 January, 2018 Shilpi Kapoor

Building a better magnifier with the power of the web

For people with low-vision issues, magnifier tools are often essential in order for them to see clearly and better. For the computer, there are various options already built into the platform (at the operating system level, the browser level by increasing zoom, as well as various apps which do screen magnification). However, for the physical…