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Category: EN 301 549 testing

31 August, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

Automated and Manual Accessibility Testing

The question everyone asks is how do you conduct accessibility testing or which tools do you use? At BarrierBreak, the question that we focus on is who is conducting the accessibility testing. Facts about Effectiveness of Automated Accessibility Tools The facts are out there! The UK Government GDS Accessibility Team conducted an audit of automated accessibility testing tools and…

2 February, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

BarrierBreak is a trusted vendor for Accessibility Testing and Auditing on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework

BarrierBreak is proud to state that we have been awarded a place on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework. As the UK government focuses on ensuring people with disabilities can access digital products, a critical part of that is conducting accessibility testings and audits. The UK government focuses on providing barrier-free access, fair…

9 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Choosing a generalist software testing firm versus an accessibility testing firm

Looking for an accessibility testing firm is often a hurdle that organizations encounter. There are numerous software testing firms who also offer accessibility testing and then you will find that there are specialized firms that focus on accessibility testing. How do you evaluate what is better? Some factors to consider when evaluating an offshore accessibility…

4 August, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

23rd September, 2020 – Finally, Public Sector Bodies need to comply with UK Digital Accessibility Regulations

Did you know that all public sector bodies in the United Kingdom must comply with updates to UK digital accessibility regulations – The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No.2) by September 23, 2020?   The accessibility regulations which came into force on the 23rd September 2018 aims to help make sure online public services are accessible to all users,…

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…

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…