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Category: Offshore Accessibility

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…

27 January, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

Should your Development Vendor be your Accessibility Testing Vendor?

No, never, not advisable! I firmly believe that the developer and the tester need to be independent. It just is pure conflict of interest! Accessibility testing is an Audit conducted of your website or mobile app. Which audit would you trust more: One where the developer has audited their own work Where an independent auditor…

4 November, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Why outsource rather than hire in-house accessibility testing teams?

As the numerous companies are building their accessibility teams today we find that 8 out of 10 cooperates are making the decision between hiring in-house teams versus outsourcing. The decision is slightly more complex than an either or situation. Often the decision is based on product spread, headcount and budget.  I believe that a strategically…

15 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Accessibility is Global — Accessibility Champions beyond the US

My first CSUN was in 2004 and I think I was the only Indian there. If you don’t know CSUN, it is probably “the conference” you wanted to attend if you were working in Accessibility. Though I had been working with disability & accessibility since 1995, the feeling of being outside the “community” was something that intimidated…

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…

2 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

The ‘Why’ of having an Independent Accessibility Testing vendor? – Offshore Accessibility

In 2020, offshoring is not new to the industry and even to your organization. It is highly probable that your company already has one or even multiple preferred offshore development vendor that work across multiple divisions & projects. An obvious choice would be to just have them conduct accessibility testing for a products or websites…