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Category: Assistive Technology

5 December, 2018 Jyoti Verma

Cheat Sheet – Screen Reader Commands for JAWS, NVDA – Web

Being a low vision user, before I was introduced to screen readers I always wondered if I could ever use a computer. As all I knew of computer was it was a powerful tool to get information over the internet, which had a monitor which displays the information, a keyboard to type the data and…

21 November, 2018 Mohammad Kamran

How can low vision users browse the web using ZoomText?

In today’s world of technology, everyone is trying to make the content/information available virtually. In order to access this information or content, one will need to go and browse through different websites. Here, persons with low vision face difficulty to browse and explore websites due to reasons like small text size, background and foreground colour…

14 November, 2018 Priti Rohra

Browsing the web using Narrator

Surfing the web using Narrator is a delightful experience! Having worked with multiple screen readers over the years has always excited me as it gives me one more option to explore. Especially screen readers that are bundled with the operating system as we do not have to install additional software in order to use our…

3 October, 2018 Priti Rohra

What Equal Opportunity Employers should look for in a Biometric Time & Attendance System?

Inclusion starts right at the door steps! Being an equal opportunity employer ourselves and with approx. 65% of our staff comprising of persons with different types of impairments, procuring any solution for our offices has always been an interesting task. We have employees with wide range of impairments from hard-of-hearing to deaf, low vision to…

19 September, 2018 Jayshree Sharma

Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to access a website

A world beyond the Keyboard! Until I met Alex, I couldn’t imagine using a computer without a keyboard. Alex has a love for numbers and finding answers through data. We were studying economics at the same university. One day, I noticed this guy talking away to his computer and not really using the keyboard. It…

14 August, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

Launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions for the blind and visually impaired people

BarrierBreak is glad to announce the launch of 6 by 6 – A toolkit of solutions assisting blind and visually impaired people to live independently! 6 by 6 app comprises of a 3 in 1 solution for people with visual impairment! Keeping the Indian audience in mind, 6 by 6 has been developed for Android first. Shilpi Kapoor, Founder of Barrierbreak quotes,…

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…