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[ Think Accessibility Testing First – Beyond Compliance ]

Abstract:

There has been a surge in the demand of accessibility testing services due to the compliance requirements particularly due to various laws and standards in the US, Canada, Australia, and EU. Whether it is the need to comply with Section 508, 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), Air Carrier Access Act, or the European Standard – EN 301 549, organizations are actively exploring how to implement
accessibility in their products and services.

The task at hand to implement accessibility is quite daunting for companies since they need to look at how to implement accessibility in their legacy system, new technologies in development as well as third party solutions that are often used.

The speaker with this presentation would discuss some of the challenges that organizations face in implementing accessibility and how BarrierBreak help overcome these challenges. The speaker will also discuss about various accessibility standards and guidelines like WCAG 2.0 or Section 508.

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    Shilpi Kapoor

    CEO, BarrierBreak

Shilpi Kapoor is the founder of BarrierBreak and 247 Accessible Documents who believes passionately that technology can be the game changer for inclusion. She is motivated to ensuring that as the organization scales,
it impacts the lives of disabled people globally and has developed NewzHook – Worlds 1st inclusive news app.

Shilpi is also the OpenAir Advisory Chair, Knowbility. An Ashoka Fellow and a recipient of “NCPEDP – Shell Helen Keller Award 2008” – Non-disabled role model supporter of increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities, she has successfully built a sustainable business model in disability products and services.

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