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Category: Assistive Technology

28 April, 2020 Anil Kumar

aria-expanded: the Good and the Bad

Interactions on the Web are getting more engaging and dynamic these days. In this modern web era, UI designers are coming up with rich interactions for users where information is available to them without requiring the page getting reloaded. Gone are the days where users clicked on a link or button and web page had…

2 January, 2019 Jayshree Sharma

Cheat Sheet – Dragon Naturally Speaking Commands for Web Testing

Using Dragon NaturallySpeaking for browsing could be easy task but using dragon for web testing needs some hands on with commands that are commonly used. Dragon is Voice based software so basically, we must provide voice commands to perform various keyboard and mouse interaction. To know more information on How to start using dragon you…

12 December, 2018 Manisha P

Have you ever tried to access the webpage using keyboard?

Two years back, when I started working in BarrierBreak, the first exercise was to surf a web page using only a keyboard. It was altogether a new experience for me because I have always used keyboard along with a mouse. So, in this blog I will be sharing my experience on how to use only…

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…