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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…

18 August, 2017 Ramya Venkitesh

SuperNova 16.05 is available now

SuperNova is the world’s first screen magnifier and screen reader, delivering unparalleled access to Windows tablets, laptops and desktops for people with visual impairments. Whether you have glaucoma, Macular degeneration, Nystagmus, Retinitis pigmentosa or any other eye condition, SuperNova has an edition to suit your sight loss. New to SuperNova or using an older version? Find out what’s new…

6 July, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Image Description – An Integral part of Content Accessibility

Image Descriptions are key to providing equal access to people who are low vision or blind the same information from an accessibility perspective. Often referred to as image descriptions or alternate text or alt text, let’s discuss how you can ensure accessibility for images. Images are an integral part of telling the story on the…

18 May, 2017 Ramya Venkitesh

Launching ‘Learning @BarrierBreak’ – Accessibility and Assistive Technology Training in India and Globally

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of “Learning @BarrierBreak” – Online learning platform offering training courses on accessibility and assistive technology in India and globally marking the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (#GAAD). BarrierBreak has been offering in person training courses for long and with the recent level of increased interest in the area of accessibility and inclusion,…

18 May, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Announcing the BarrierBreak CSS Accessibility Extension

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day! We see it fitting to announce a nifty little project we’ve been working on. It’s a browser extension called the BarrierBreak CSS Accessibility Extension and you can install it in Chrome right now. The extension came about as a result of internal conversations we had regarding finding accessibility issues in…

4 May, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Business Case for Publishers on how Accessibility can give you an edge in selling your product.

Accessibility has often been the last thing on organizations minds when they develop their products and services! But this is surely changing! We have seen the impact that Section 508 has impacted procurement in the US. Today, we are seeing it providing an edge not only at the Federal or Central level but at the states…

2 May, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

What do we mean by accessible smart cities?

In a previous blog post, Ramya talked about India’s smart cities mission. In this blog post, I’d like to talk about smart cities in general, what it means accessibility-wise, and then relate to it from an Indian perspective. Smart cities have been hard to define, and often have had a very nebulous definition. However, looking…