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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…

28 July, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Section 508 Compliance Testing

The Section 508 website provides a dedicated page on Section 508 compliance testing, including testing guidelines for websites, software, and electronic documents. Section 508 standard of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 requires all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Section 508 accessibility standard…

20 July, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Digital Accessibility in Banking & Finance

The need for digital accessibility in the sector of Banking and Finance has grown exponentially over the past few years. Banking and Finance Institutions are turning toward more accessible means to serve their customers.  Our team at BarrierBreak, specializing in digital accessibility testing, ensures that your website and mobile applications are accessible by everyone and…

13 July, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Why should you stay away from Accessibility Overlays?

Accessibility Overlays do not ensure an accessible website. Accessibility Overlays have come under fire after more than 400 accessibility advocates and developers signed an open letter urging the industry to unite against the use of accessibility overlay products. Recently, we were contacted by a company that was looking to create accessibility overlays for their website….

1 July, 2021 Moiz Yamani

EdTech Digital Accessibility

EdTech Accessibility goes beyond legal requirements and providing an augmenting experience- it focuses on providing a holistic experience to students with disabilities. EdTech Industry should prioritize Digital Accessibility from the outset to improve the overall learning as well teaching experience. The Covid-19 Twist A total of 1.725 billion students globally had been affected by the…

24 June, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Why Online Retail should focus on Digital Accessibility?

Online retail accessibility or e-commerce accessibility is important not only from legal perspective but from an enhanced user-experience and business perspective too. Time to focus on online retail accessibility – an accessible online store ensures a better digital presence and expands your reach to new markets.  Food for thought USD 8 trillion disposable income in…

18 June, 2021 Moiz Yamani

ADA Compliance for Websites

ADA compliance refers to the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which states that all electronic and information technology (like websites) must be accessible to people with disabilities. As per UsableNet’s Business Case for web accessibility in 2020 ADA Compliance lawsuits can cost companies between $15,000 and $100,000. What is ADA? As litigation…