Skip to main content

Tag: web accessibility

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….

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…

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…

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…