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Shilpi Kapoor, CEO BarrierBreak – A Digital Accessibility Firm recognized as one of the Top 15 Women Transforming India by Niti Aayog

9 March, 2020 by Ramya Venkitesh

Shilpi Kapoor sitting in front of a laptop

It is a proud moment for all of us at BarrierBreak – a digital accessibility consulting firm, as our CEO, Ms. Shilpi Kapoor was announced as one of the Top 15 women entrepreneurs of the Women Transforming India Award by Niti Aayog, Government of India on the International Women’s Day.

A social entrepreneur with a passion for technology and disability, Shilpi Kapoor started BarrierBreak with a vision to make technology accessible for people with disabilities. BarrierBreak focuses on digital accessibility and were the pioneers to start the conversation around web accessibility in India.

Today, Shilpi with a team of 200+ accessibility experts with more than 65% of them having a disability, she has successfully built a sustainable business model in web accessibility testing & accessibility consulting servicing companies globally.

“Making websites and mobiles apps accessible to people with disabilities is critical to creating an inclusive web. Companies need to start to look at the business opportunity that the 1 billion people with disabilities provide.

At BarrierBreak, we understand people with disabilities. Accessibility is in our DNA, our teams include people with disabilities. In addition, we have been working in the space of digital accessibility since 15+ years!

For our customers, our focus & understanding of disability, our technical understanding of the web accessibility standards and guidelines and our years of experience serving customers globally make the difference.” says Shilpi Kapoor.

About Women Transforming India (WTI Award)

Hon’ble Defence Minister of India Shri Rajnath Singh presented the WTI Awards by Niti Aayog to the trailblazing 15 women entrepreneurs.

The WTI Awards 2019 received over 2,300 applications of which the Top 30 and then the Final 15 were shortlisted through a three stage evaluation process consisting of independent assessment and Jury and Super Jury Rounds.

To know more about the WTI Awards 2019 and the 15 amazing women role models Read the Press Release by Niti Aayog.


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