Introducing Chris!

When did you join the team?  I’ve been with Intopia since June 2018. Almost a year now, which seems crazy: the time is really flying by!   Tell us a bit about your work history that led you here.  I’ve worked in testing roles for over a decade. Prior to Intopia…

On the Passing of Our Friend and Colleague, Jessica King

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of one of our team, Jessica King. Jess was an amazing and talented colleague and friend, passionate about accessibility, inclusion and creating a better world for all people with disabilities. In Jess’ words, she was an eclectic geek herder. She was…

Intopia Launches WCAG 2.1 Map

On Tuesday 24 July, at the Sydney Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup, Intopia launched a brand new visual map of WCAG 2.1, including the new Success Criteria published just last month. It’s downloadable in digital format as a PDF, which makes it ideal for printing to hard copy. Download…

Support Your Local Meetup – and They’ll Support You

What’s in this article? Meetups in General Accessibility Meetups Australian Digital Accessibility Meetups Some Notes Sydney Web Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup, February 2019. Photo by @OhMyDeity Meetups in General Meetups are big, no doubt about it. If you can think of a niche interest, you can probably find a…

Introducing Ricky!

This article is a bit overdue (approximately 11 months, in fact!) but we’re seriously going to catch up on introducing the Intopia team members. Here’s a bit of insight into Ricky Onsman. When did you join the team? I joined Intopia at the end of March 2018, I’ve been here…

Don’t Rely on Default Browser Error Messages

When I found out the major browsers were beginning to include error validation into their support for forms, I was pretty excited. Form validation is always a fiddly part of accessibility, so I’m always looking out for ways to make it easier for developers to do properly. I read MDN’s…

The Rise and Rise of Web Accessibility and Inclusive Digital Design

Falling as it does in the last month of the year, today’s 26th International Day of Persons with Disabilities* is a good time to reflect on progress toward achieving Intopia’s aim of ‘creating an inclusive digital world’.  It also comes after a spate of major web tech conferences in Australia during the second…

Inclusive Design For Accessible Presentations

To all the presenters of conferences, workshops, and meetups: I truly enjoy hearing your anecdotes and learning things from you. I like laughing at your jokes, especially the puns. Unfortunately, some people in your audience aren’t getting as much out of your session as me. They may not be able…

Giving Tuesday and Pledge 1%

A short paragraph on the About Us page on our website runs as follows: “Intopia is a social enterprise, committed to supporting those that help others. We give five per cent of our revenue to community and non-profit organisations that support access, inclusion, and women in technology.” Since today, 27…

Firefox Adds Support for CSS prefers-reduced-motion

On 23 October, Mozilla released Firefox 63. A new feature is support for the CSS media feature prefers-reduced-motion.  Firefox 63 also supports the prefers-reduced-motion CSS media feature: it allows animation-heavy sites to provide alternative layouts to users who have ticked off “Show animations in Windows” on Windows, or checked the “Reduce motion” a11y option on…

World Usability Day 2018

Elizabeth Rosenzweig founded World Usability Day to raise awareness of user-centred design, and she hopes that one day it will become part of the United Nations official list of days. Of course, every day is a great day to make products, services and systems (including websites) easier for everyone to…

My Impressions of A11y Camp 2018

I attended the three-day A11y Camp extravaganza in Melbourne in October – the biggest and best they’ve run to date. Here’s my round-up. Wednesday: An awesome WCAG 2.1 workshop Disclaimer: I ran the half-day WCAG 2.1 workshop on Wednesday afternoon. 😉 I spent a few hours translating the new WCAG…