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Launch of ClearView C – Desktop video magnifiers with unique space saving design

February 11, 2015
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 5:18 am Comments Off
Filed under: AT, Blind, Disability, Elderly, Inclusive Education, Independent Living, Libraries, Low Vision

Are you searching for a high quality magnifier in a modern and stylish design that makes reading comfortable again and takes up less space on your desk? BarrierBreak expands its range of desktop magnifiers by adding the ClearView C Flex 24 HD and the ClearView C 21.5 to its product line. The ClearView C desktop....


‘Women of Pure Strength’ – a book chronicling stories of 50 extraordinary women

February 3, 2015
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 9:58 am Comments Off
Filed under: General, News

Congratulating Ms. Shilpi Kapoor, founder BarrierBreak on being featured in ‘Women of Pure Strength’ – the second edition of a coffee table book by the Vodafone Foundation. The book ‘Women of Pure Strength’ which marks the culmination of the second chapter of Red Rickshaw Revolution-Vodafone’s flagship campaign on women empowerment, chronicles tales of 20 women....


Catch them young with the Clevy Colourful Keyboard

January 27, 2015
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 5:20 am Comments Off
Filed under: AT, Disability, Inclusive Education, Learning Impaired

Are you a teacher who would like to introduce keyboarding to your students in an innovative and joyful manner? Are you a special educator or a parent finding difficult to teach keyboarding to your student or child with disability? Teach, Type and Enhance with fun and colourful keyboarding solution – Try the Clevy Keyboard! In....


BarrierBreak Recap 2014

December 31, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 6:22 am Comments Off
Filed under: Accessibility, Disability, General

As we welcome the year 2015 with a positive attitude to do more in the field of accessibility and assistive technology, we recap the year 2014 which has been filled with lots of achievements, learnings and excitements. Check out what the year 2014 had been for us: Thanks to the entire BarrierBreak team and to....


BarrierBreak launches Nursery Rhymes in ISL & Captions

December 3, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 4:28 am Comments Off
Filed under: Accessibility, Hearing Impaired, Inclusive Education, News

BarrierBreak launches “Nursery Rhymes in Indian Sign Language and Captions” marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as an initiative towards promoting inclusive education. The ‘Accessible Media’ team of BarrierBreak has come up with a DVD of four nursery rhymes in English and Hindi which can also be seen on the ‘Nursery Rhymes in....


BarrierBreak announces giving Aavishkaar an exit with a return of 3X on its investment

December 1, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 5:24 am Comments Off
Filed under: General, News

Net Systems (operating under the brand BarrierBreak) announces giving our investor Aavishkaar an exit with a return of 3x. BarrierBreak founded by Shilpi Kapoor, is a leading accessibility firm based in Mumbai specializing in accessibility testing &conversion and providing assistive technology products. Shilpi Kapoor, an Ashoka Fellow is also an active member of NASSCOM Disability....


Training Program on Web Accessibility Testing for people with Visual Impairment

October 8, 2014
by Ramya Venkitesh @ 4:35 am Comments Off
Filed under: Accessibility, Accessibility Testing

BarrierBreak is organizing a Training Program on Web Accessibility Testing for students / people with visual impairment. Entry to this program will be provided on the basis of a written English test & a personal interview only. A test will be conducted at the end of the course and the topper will be provided with....


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,....