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Category: Section 508 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…

17 August, 2021 Nidhi Amin

Top 5 resources for learning Accessibility

It was a challenging experience when I was asked to develop an accessible website for one of our clients. Being a newbie to the world of accessibility I had to explore and find resources related to accessibility. One thing I found was, there were so many sites that had information on accessibility that finding the…

28 July, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Section 508 Compliance Testing

The Section 508 website provides a dedicated page on Section 508 compliance testing, including testing guidelines for websites, software, and electronic documents. Section 508 standard of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 requires all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Section 508 accessibility standard…

23 September, 2020 Salim Khan

Should I create a VPAT for my technology product?

Often the organization are in a dilemma that they should create VPAT for the product or not? In this blog we are trying to answer this question, so let us first start with understanding what VPAT is all about. What is a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)?  A VPAT is a document about the accessibility of a product conforming to…

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…

21 April, 2020 Santosh Kakde

Looking for an Accessible booking form for scheduling meetings?

In these times, when the whole world is going online, the need for an accessible online booking system can be a boon. The need to have your calendar available to people, so they can schedule a meeting time without the hassle of sending multiple mails to find a mutually convenient time is something that is…

14 April, 2020 Priti Rohra

What’s new in VPAT 2.4?

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) is a widely adopted reporting format for documenting accessibility conformance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services. The VPAT helps procurement agencies in making informed decisions for buying and selling ICT products. VPAT 2.0 was expanded to include the leading ICT accessibility standards, the Revised Section 508 (US),…

1 April, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

What is Section 508? Where do we start?

Section 508 is a law. Yes a law, that requires Federal agencies to ensure that their Electronic & Information Technology is accessible to people with disabilities. In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Who does Section 508 apply to? It applies to all Federal agencies. What does Section 508 cover? It covers all…