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15 February, 2022 Ramya Venkitesh

Digital Accessibility Solutions – Meet BarrierBreak at CSUN 2022

Covid-19 is surely changing how we look at Inclusion! We have seen the adoption of online technologies accelerated across the globe. On one side, this will make the transition for people with disabilities easier but on the other hand, is our technology and content accessible so that we can truly make an impact and be inclusive?…

8 February, 2022 Moiz Yamani

Bridging The Digital Divide – Ensuring Accessibility of Health Tech Products

Over the years, health insurance companies and healthcare providers have developed and deployed new technologies to improve patient education, care, and health. Digital technology has broad prospects in addressing inequalities and barriers in quality and access to healthcare. They have the potential to reduce health care costs, transform the medical system to provide more accurate…

18 January, 2022 Ramya Venkitesh

What is Americans with Disabilities Act? Does ADA apply to websites?

Last year there was a news trending about Domino’s Pizza being sued because of inaccessible website & mobile app and the claim of Domino’s to have the case thrown out, arguing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) did not apply to its website because it is not  covered as a “place of public accommodation”.  So,…

22 September, 2021 Shilpi Kapoor

How we inspire Accessibility Professionals at BarrierBreak!

As an entrepreneur, one of the three P’s of growing an organization is People. BarrierBreak aims to create a limitless future for people with disabilities by using technology as an enabler. Our aim is to assist organizations to make their technology accessible to people with disabilities. You would ask, how do you help organizations to be accessible?…

17 August, 2021 Nidhi Amin

Top 5 resources for learning Accessibility

It was a challenging experience when I was asked to develop an accessible website for one of our clients. Being a newbie to the world of accessibility I had to explore and find resources related to accessibility. One thing I found was, there were so many sites that had information on accessibility that finding the…

4 August, 2021 Moiz Yamani

Cognitive Disability & Digital Accessibility

The idea of accessibility for people with disabilities is not limited to digital or ICT accessibility. Digital accessibility addresses the ability of people with visual, auditory, motor or cognitive disabilities to access electronic resources such as the Internet, software, mobile devices and e-readers. It also covers people with age-related or temporary disabilities due to accident or…

28 July, 2021 Ramya Venkitesh

Section 508 Compliance Testing

The Section 508 website provides a dedicated page on Section 508 compliance testing, including testing guidelines for websites, software, and electronic documents. Section 508 standard of the Rehabilitation Act 1973 requires all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government to be accessible to people with disabilities. The Section 508 accessibility standard…

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….