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Category: Accessibility Consulting

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…

30 January, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

Integrating Accessibility Consulting – Think Accessibility First

Whether you have a product or a service, implementing accessibility in your solutions can help you reach a larger audience, mitigate risks and meet compliance. Accessibility is often implemented as a separate process. It is now time to integrate accessibility into the development life cycle. At BarrierBreak, we believe that accessibility needs to come at the…

23 October, 2018 Benita Nazareth

Meeting Colour contrast with a difference

Color enhances the look and feel of a web page. But color can vitiate the user experience for some. Yeah, I too was unaware of it until I met Amelia. It was a long train journey from Ontario to Alberta where I met Amelia. She was accessing a website on her laptop using high contrast…

17 October, 2018 Fahad Lambate

Can drag and drop be made accessible? Yes! It can be in different ways!

We all often come across a game, activity, form, or website where we must perform Drag & Drop functionality to complete our task. It can be enjoyable for some or it may be a serious pain for some of us to do so! My experience of Drag & Drop largely revolves around games, along with…

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…

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…

20 February, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

Accessibility Testing – Offshore & Captive Model

2016 has seen a surge in the demand of accessibility testing services due to the compliance requirements particularly due to various laws and standards in the US, Canada, Australia, and EU. Whether it is the need to comply with Section 508, 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Air Carrier Access Act, or the…