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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…

3 October, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

Fintech & Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility will be key for the fintech sector to adopt. Banks worldwide were one of the first to embrace web accessibility whether it was due to regulations or lawsuits. I think it is safe to say, that access to banks, ATMs, online payment gateways, insurance, access to loans are equally required by people with…

24 September, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

Why Retail Sector should embrace Web Accessibility?

Online Retail is surely here to stay, but do retail websites embrace web accessibility? A 2019 poll by Marist College and National Public Radio (NPR) shows that 76% of all United States adults shop online. Business Case for Retail to embrace Web Accessibility Online Retail can be an opportunity for people with disabilities! Imagine shopping…

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…