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Tag: WCAG testing

3 November, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Encouraging Accessible Advertising this Diwali

The festival of light has bestowed upon us! It’s that time of the year when people from all walks of life come together and celebrate Diwali. It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher or a student, young or an elderly, an abled person or a disabled person, this occasion is celebrated by each and everyone. That’s the beauty of Diwali….

7 September, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Importance of Mobile Accessibility

Mobile accessibility or accessibility of mobile apps describes the importance of developing mobile applications for smartphones, tablets and wearables that are user-friendly for the one billion people with disabilities. According to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), this means that your mobile application should be accessible to users with disabilities. Did you know? According to a…

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…

13 July, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Why should you stay away from Accessibility Overlays?

Accessibility Overlays do not ensure an accessible website. Accessibility Overlays have come under fire after more than 400 accessibility advocates and developers signed an open letter urging the industry to unite against the use of accessibility overlay products. Recently, we were contacted by a company that was looking to create accessibility overlays for their website….

1 July, 2021 Moiz Yamani

EdTech Digital Accessibility

EdTech Accessibility goes beyond legal requirements and providing an augmenting experience- it focuses on providing a holistic experience to students with disabilities. EdTech Industry should prioritize Digital Accessibility from the outset to improve the overall learning as well teaching experience. The Covid-19 Twist A total of 1.725 billion students globally had been affected by the…

24 June, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Why Online Retail should focus on Digital Accessibility?

Online retail accessibility or e-commerce accessibility is important not only from legal perspective but from an enhanced user-experience and business perspective too. Time to focus on online retail accessibility – an accessible online store ensures a better digital presence and expands your reach to new markets.  Food for thought USD 8 trillion disposable income in…

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…