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BarrierBreak Accessibility Testing Lab at Sequoia::Hack 2014 – Build for Inclusion

September 15, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 9:26 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, Accessibility Testing, Accessible Development, AT, Disability, Elderly, Hearing Impaired, Learning Impaired, Low Vision, Mobile, Mobility Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, Product Accessibility

People with disabilities are no different. They need to do the same things like any other person; whether it is to read the newspaper or check the weather, book a cab or shop online for that mobile phone, look for healthcare solutions, search for some information, manage their finances and pay their taxes or watch....


If you’re a publisher considering Accessible Publishing, meet BarrierBreak at Frankfurt Book Fair 2014!

July 18, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 8:30 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessible PDF, Accessible Publishing, Blind, Digital Talking Books, EPUB, Inclusive Education, Learning Impaired, Libraries, Low Vision, Print Disabled

Accessible Publishing is the need of the hour. As publishers, we have seen the publishers associations worldwide look at this issue whether it is AAP EPUB Implementation Project or International Publishers Association supporting the WIPO Treaty. We have seen the formation of Accessible Book Consortium  to end the book famine for people with print disabilities.....


Making educational videos accessible and promoting inclusive education

July 16, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 5:08 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, Blind, Disability, Hearing Impaired, Inclusive Education, Learning Impaired, Low Vision

A study by the World Bank (2007) (PDF) states that 90% of children with disability who have attended schools in their lives have attended a regular school and hence the necessity of promoting inclusive schools and education. The study also states that one major factor that affects education of children with disability is having limited....


Should doctors and hospitals create awareness about assistive technology? Yes!

July 14, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 8:32 am No Comments
Filed under: Blind, Elderly, Hearing Impaired, Independent Living, Learning Impaired, Low Vision, Mobility Impaired, Multiple Disabilities

When a person faces issues with their sight, hearing or any other type of problem, the first person they go to is the doctor or the medical practitioner. They have faith that they will get the right advice and also hopefully a solution to their problem. Sometimes problems can be solved using medication or surgery,....


iBelong – Promoting ‘Inclusive Education’ at World Didac India 2014

July 14, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 4:05 am No Comments
Filed under: AT, Blind, Disability, Hearing Impaired, Inclusive Education, Learning Impaired, Libraries, Low Vision, Mobility Impaired, Multiple Disabilities, Print Disabled

After Techshare India, here is an initiative by BarrierBreak towards promoting Inclusive Education – iBelong. iBelong which is an initiative of India Didactics Association in association with BarrierBreak shall create a dedicated pavilion for Inclusive Education at WorldDidac India 2014. The conference and exhibition promoting Inclusive Education would be held from 10th – 12th September....


100 million disabled people in India! Are products like the televisions, microwaves, set top boxes accessible to them?

July 11, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 9:07 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility Testing, Blind, Independent Living, Learning Impaired, Low Vision, Mobility Impaired, Product Accessibility

In day to day life, there are lots of products that we all use every day at home and at work irrespective of who we are. We all want to watch the television, we all want to warm or cook our food, we all want to wash our clothes. These gadgets are supposed to make....


BarrierBreak helps incorporate Accessibility for Diabeto

July 11, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 4:15 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, Accessibility Testing, Blind, Disability, Elderly, Low Vision, Multiple Disabilities, Product Accessibility

Diabeto has launched a hardware device along with an iOS app that helps to manage Diabetes data with ease. The hardware device helps to wirelessly sync the blood sugar readings from the glucometer on a smart phone with the help of an iOS app. The app helps to analyse the trends, monitor the readings and....


Solving the BarrierBreak Tactile Cube

July 10, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 10:33 am No Comments
Filed under: AT, Blind, Disability, Learning Impaired, Low Vision

Experience shared by Bhavesh Patel who is blind on the recently launched BarrierBreak Tactile Cube Barrierbreak launched the BarrierBreak Tactile Cube – an adaptive puzzle game for the visually and the learning impaired. For those who aren’t familiar, the cube, also known as a magic or the Rubik cube is a very popular puzzle amongst....


The power of game in your hand with the BarrierBreak Tactile Cube

July 9, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 6:11 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, AT, Blind, Disability, General, Learning Impaired, Low Vision

BarrierBreak launches the BarrierBreak Tactile Cube – touch, turn and twist until each side shows one shape Solving the Rubik cube has always been an intriguing and interesting activity. A challenge for most of us! Now, BarrierBreak has launched the BarrierBreak Tactile Cube so that the same experience can be enjoyed by visually impaired and....


The market potential of Accessible Publishing

June 30, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 3:56 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, Accessible PDF, Accessible Publishing, Libraries, Print Disabled

According to the World Blind Union, less than 5% of the books published every year are available in accessible formats. Today, a large number of this 5% is being converted into accessible formats by Libraries servicing the needs of the blind such as by Royal National Institute for the Blind in the UK and Vision....


What do you mean by accessible publishing and accessible formats?

June 26, 2014
by Shilpi Kapoor @ 8:38 am No Comments
Filed under: Accessibility, Accessible PDF, Accessible Publishing, Digital Talking Books, EPUB, Print Disabled

Have you been wondering what is accessible publishing and what are accessible formats? How do people with disabilities read the same books or content that you and I read? Lets try and demystify accessible publishing and accessible formats for you. As per Wikipedia, ‘Accessible publishing is an approach to publishing and book design whereby books....