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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…

28 April, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Braille Visiting Card – Simple start to inclusion!

A question that I have always asked myself in working on inclusion of people with disabilities has been, “Am I walking the talk?”. One small area to focus on is that first introduction to someone wherein we share a visiting card. You must be wondering that what is in a braille card, how can it…

26 April, 2017 Ramya Venkitesh

Setting up an Assistive Technology Resource Center

Every person has the right to live independently and people with disabilities are no different. Today they come across various barriers that hinder their education, employment and even in their day to day activities. A resource center with reasonable accommodations and availability of right assistive technology products can assist in removing the barriers for people…