Screen reader users told not to upgrade to Firefox Quantum

JAWS and NVDA screen reader users are being advised not to upgrade to Firefox Quantum (version 57) which launches on 14 November 2017. In separate news articles, Freedom Scientific (creators of JAWS) and NV Access (creators of NVDA) have both stated that the experience for screen readers will be compromised…

Introducing Andrew!

In July, we were thrilled to welcome Andrew Arch to our growing team at Intopia. Forever the optimist when it comes to accessibility and inclusive design, Andrew has been a part of W3C working groups for 16 years, and has spent the last six years working in the Australian government…

A11y Camp 2017 in review

More than 120 people came together over two days earlier this month to attend the third A11y Camp, held by the A11y Bytes team in Sydney. Kicking off the day (and making baked goods a thing for all of us) was Cordelia McGee-Tubb with The Great Accessibility Bake Off. Even…

Intopia’s Year in Review (2016-17)

Intopia is now 18 months old and we have finished our first full financial year of operations. During this time, we have continued to grow and build on what was an amazing beginning. There is so much to share it’s hard to know where to start! Continued growth The number…

EN 301 549: What it means for Australia

Originating in Europe, EN 301 549 (otherwise known as Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services Product Designation: AS EN 301 549) has now made its way down to Australia. In December 2016, it was formally adopted as a part of the federal government’s procurement policies…

Anatomy of an accessible auto-suggest

Google launched auto-suggest (a.k.a. Google Suggest) as a Google Labs project in 2004, saying it “…provides you with search suggestions, in real time, while you type”. These days auto-suggest is everywhere, from social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, to shopping sites like eBay and Amazon, and even in occupation…

WCAG 2.1 – It’s here!

After much deliberation and fine-tuning, the highly-anticipated first draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been released for public comment. It’s an important milestone for web accessibility standards as it’s the first major update since WCAG 2.0 came out at the end of 2008. It reflects changes…

Takeaways from our favourite CSUN 2017 sessions

We’re back from the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference 2017, a very busy week of meetings, workshops, presentations and fun times in San Diego. It was really exciting to be part of a massive group of people that are passionate about accessibility and assistive technology. Most common comments after people found…

Allison’s going to LEGOLAND! Oh… and CSUN

I’m presenting at my first international conference next week. I’m not ready yet, so these next few days will be a riot of flying clothes and “where’s my passport?” and anxious ranting. Advance apologies to my husband and anyone else that comes within 100 metres of me. What? Oh, sorry.…

We’ve turned one! Our journey so far

It feels like it was just yesterday we started, but we’ve officially clocked up our first year at Intopia. What started as a conversation amongst accessibility avengers who thought ‘hey, maybe we could do something cool here’, has now turned into a five-person operation across two cities. It’s safe to…

GAAD: What accessibility means to Intopia

Hello! We haven’t had the chance to properly introduce ourselves yet. We’re Intopia. We’re a group of people that want to make the world a better place. In our latest venture, we’re focusing in particular on making sure that the digital world is more inclusive. We’ve all been part of…