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30 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Mentorship — A gap for Assistive Technology Startups

In 2004, when I got funded by Aavishkaar, honestly I didn’t know much of the social enterprise or the venture capitalist world. I didn’t even know what it meant to have an investor. Was fortunate to have Aavishkaar & Vineet Rai believe in the idea of BarrierBreak & my own family who was willing to back the idea…

28 September, 2020 Shilpi Kapoor

Launching the BarrierBreak Assistive Technology Startup Mentorship Program

BarrierBreak is proud to announce the 3 month Assistive Technology Startup (ATS) Mentorship Program to assist startup founders focusing on solutions for people with disabilities. The ATS Mentorship Program will help startups identify & solve for their  focus areas. What we bring to the table is the deep knowledge of the disability sector, market understanding…

12 May, 2020 Alfiya Memon

Happiness – Travel with Colleagues & Experience the Strength in Numbers!

When you think of happiness, what is the first thought that comes to your mind? According to me, happiness is something we experience when we spend time with our near and dear ones. For example, going to a picnic with office colleagues, meeting friends and family, travelling and experiencing different parts of India But often…

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…

21 November, 2018 Mohammad Kamran

How can low vision users browse the web using ZoomText?

In today’s world of technology, everyone is trying to make the content/information available virtually. In order to access this information or content, one will need to go and browse through different websites. Here, persons with low vision face difficulty to browse and explore websites due to reasons like small text size, background and foreground colour…

14 November, 2018 Priti Rohra

Browsing the web using Narrator

Surfing the web using Narrator is a delightful experience! Having worked with multiple screen readers over the years has always excited me as it gives me one more option to explore. Especially screen readers that are bundled with the operating system as we do not have to install additional software in order to use our…

19 September, 2018 Jayshree Sharma

Using Dragon Naturally Speaking to access a website

A world beyond the Keyboard! Until I met Alex, I couldn’t imagine using a computer without a keyboard. Alex has a love for numbers and finding answers through data. We were studying economics at the same university. One day, I noticed this guy talking away to his computer and not really using the keyboard. It…

19 April, 2017 Ramya Venkitesh

Glassouse – Mouse Alternative that can be controlled with your head and mouth

Can a person with no hands or with no hand movement work on a computer? How can a person with spinal cord injuries, stroke patients, or people having bad motor skills, operate a computer mouse or use their finger(s) for tablets or phones? BarrierBreak introduces “GlassOuse” to its Assistive Technologies product line specially designed for people with…