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Tag: accessibility testing

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…

13 January, 2021 Jayshree Sharma

Everything you need to know about Headings in WCAG

Web pages comprise of sections and sub-sections. Each section and sub-section has a title that acts as a heading. Headings help in defining the content’s structure and hierarchy of the web page. Content organized using headings is easier to access for different user groups. Why are Headings Important? Headings give structure to a page and…

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…

14 October, 2020 Ramya Venkitesh

How can Edtech Startups benefit from adopting Accessibility?

Looking at the market opportunity, we have seen a surge in EdTech start-ups constantly introducing cutting edge technologies and learning methods to improve the overall experience for students as well as educators. However, the technologies that are being increasingly integrated into education can make life more difficult for some population groups which include people with…

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…

28 April, 2020 Anil Kumar

aria-expanded: the Good and the Bad

Interactions on the Web are getting more engaging and dynamic these days. In this modern web era, UI designers are coming up with rich interactions for users where information is available to them without requiring the page getting reloaded. Gone are the days where users clicked on a link or button and web page had…