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Category: Section 508 Testing

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…

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…

24 September, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

Why Retail Sector should embrace Web Accessibility?

Online Retail is surely here to stay, but do retail websites embrace web accessibility? A 2019 poll by Marist College and National Public Radio (NPR) shows that 76% of all United States adults shop online. Business Case for Retail to embrace Web Accessibility Online Retail can be an opportunity for people with disabilities! Imagine shopping…

30 January, 2019 Shilpi Kapoor

Integrating Accessibility Consulting – Think Accessibility First

Whether you have a product or a service, implementing accessibility in your solutions can help you reach a larger audience, mitigate risks and meet compliance. Accessibility is often implemented as a separate process. It is now time to integrate accessibility into the development life cycle. At BarrierBreak, we believe that accessibility needs to come at the…

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…

19 December, 2018 Ramya Venkitesh

Accessibility 2018 – A Quick Look Back

Few days to go and before we ring in 2019, here is a quick look back at some of the main news in the land of accessibility: January 2018 The beginning of the year saw the refreshed Section 508 being legally coming into effect. The Section 508 standards were established in 1998, that require Federal…