BarrierBreak Recap 2013


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2013 was an year full of learning new things, innovating ideas, new experiences, new achievements and new beginnings.
We recap BarrierBreak in the year 2013 with the aim of learning from the past and understanding that a lot more need to be achieved and done in the field of accessibility and assistive technology.

With new dreams and new ideas, BarrierBreak team welcomes 2014!

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BarrierBreak Recap 2013

  1. 1. Recap 2013
  2. 2. Jan 2013…  Partnership with Conversor Ltd in distributing affordable ALDs  Launch of Conversor Pro Assistive Listening Device  Launch of Compact 7 HD portable magnifier for people with low vision and elderly  Announcement of new logo of BarrierBreak  NCPEDP and BarrierBreak released a report on the accessibility of 10 government websites  Presented at G3ICT on AT leadership network on approaches in India
  3. 3. Feb 2013…  Showcased assistive technology products at the Job Fair at VRC, Mumbai  Trained 86 developers, designers, testers and analysts working on Indian Government websites  Introduction of an innovative concept of Talking Menu Card – Providing independence to the visually impaired at the restaurants
  4. 4. Mar 2013…  Launch of Listenor Pro assistive listening device  Created awareness and also tested various apps for accessibility at TechEdIn  App Fest for Social Good in association with Government of Maharashtra, Pune  Our team member Priti Rohra – head of Accessibility Testing was selected as the moderator for e-Governance Training and Certification by DIT, Govt of Maharashtra.
  5. 5. Apr 2013…  Workshop on accessibility and assistive technology by Microsoft India and BarrierBreak at Patna  Exhibited various assistive products for people with visual impairment at the 2nd Joint Asian Conference of ICEVI & DbI at Ahmedabad  Launch of Optelec ClearView + Speech - Scan, Magnify, Read & Listen solution for people with visual impairment
  6. 6. May 2013…  Barrierbreak and NASSCOM foundation present a Free web accessibility awareness webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day  Government of Maharashtra & BarrierBreak conducted a 3 day training for students on accessibility
  7. 7. Jun 2013…  Launch of Grid 2 – All in one communication software for people with speech impairment  Launch of Sci Voice software to break down the barriers of the typical science classroom for students who are blind or have low vision  Launch of QuickTalker range of picture communication devices for students with speech impairment
  8. 8. Jul 2013…  Launch of All Turn It Spinner gaming device to include students with multiple disabilities in classroom, and other activities  Launch of Tracker Pro - An alternative computer input device to the mouse that is ideal for people with little or no hand movement.  Exhibited a range of Assistive products for people with disability at the ATA Expo 2013, Coimbatore  Showcased assistive products for 3 days at National Fair on Aid and Assistive Devices for Persons with Disabilities ‘Swavlamban’, Delhi
  9. 9. Aug 2013…  Techshare India 2014 announced, theme being Innovate –Adapt - Evolve  Started ‘App A month’ blog series to talk about Mobile Accessibility  Supported NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards 2013  A innovative initiative of ‘Colour of Independence’ to help people with visual impairment experience the joy of colouring  Involved with the United Nations in making accessible 'The Report of the HLP of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda'
  10. 10. Sep 2013…  Launch of BigTrack TrackBall Switch Adapted, an unique alternative to the regular mouse for people with limited fine motor skills  Won our first award in mainstream education - IDA award 2013 at World Didac India for Accessibility & Assistive solution in education  Selected as the finalist for the ICICI Inclusive India Awards 2013 for Inclusive Growth  Organized FREE workshop on Assistive Technology for Learning & Assessment in an Inclusive Classroom
  11. 11. Oct 2013…  Presented on Accessibility for Publishing at CONTEC_FFM Conference at Frankfurt Book Fair  Presented on Promoting Accessible Products at the NPC2013 Product Conclave  Presented on Application of technology in employing the visually impaired at NAB workshop, Mumbai  Years of hard work paid off everyone as the Cabinet okays National Policy on Universal Electronic Accessibility drafted and supported by BarrierBreak
  12. 12. Nov 2013…  Exhibited assistive technology products at NIVH conference on Harnessing Technology for Empowerment of Persons with Visual Impairment  Proud moment as our team member Bhavana was crowned Miss WheelChair India in category B  Were happy to be a part of the initiative eAccessibility Workshop 2013 by DIT at Mumbai & Pune  Converted more than 1.75 million pages into accessible PDF’s and Digital Talking Book
  13. 13. Dec 2013…  Celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a Bang! o Showcased assistive technology products at the Interschool Athletic Meet for special needs students at Goregaon Sports Club, Mumbai. o Conducted a sensitizing workshop for the employees of Cafe Coffee Day, Mumbai o Launch of Sign Language Video on “Converse on telephone using the Listenor Pro Assistive Listening Device”. o A captioned video featuring Shilpi Kapoor – Managing Director talking on Using Technology for Creating an Inclusive Society was shared. o Held a simple contest thrown open to the public to win BarrierBreak Vouchers
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