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Category: Independent living

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…

23 March, 2017 Shilpi Kapoor

3 Myths about living independently with Low Vision!

I have been working with the visually impaired for the last 18 years and find that people don’t understand the challenges of low vision. The assumption is always that you have lost your total sight! So not true. Let me shatter some of the myths around low vision. 1. Low Vision doesn’t mean that you…

20 July, 2016 Ramya Venkitesh

Retinitis Pigmentosa and Assistive Technology Solutions

What is Retinitis Pigmentosa? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic disorders that affect the retina’s ability to respond to light. RP often runs in the family and the degree of vision varies from person to person. A person with RP experiences a decrease in the night…

5 April, 2016 Shilpi Kapoor

Braille Labels as Adaption – 14 ways in the Workplace

So many organizations have started focusing on hiring people with visual impairment. Though not every person with visual impairment can read braille, that doesn’t mean we should ignore it! Often adaption is small things that make it possible for a person to do something independently and braille labels are one such simple tool to explore!…