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…

Intopia Financial Year Report 2017 to 2018

If there is a single word that sums up Intopia’s most recent financial year, that word must be “growth”. In the year ended 30 June 2018, Intopia experienced growth – in numbers. Now, numbers are not the entire measure of a company’s growth, but they can give an idea of the scale…

24 Hours of Accessibility Talks: #ID24 is Back!

Inclusive Design 24 (also known as #ID24) returns on Thursday 11 October and Intopia is proud to be, for the first time, a partner of the event! What is #ID24? Inclusive Design 24 is literally twenty-four hours of talks about accessibility and inclusive design, back to back, featuring presenters from…

World Interaction Design Day – Australian Events

This Tuesday, the very first World Interaction Design Day (IxDD) will be held. The collaboration between the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and Adobe will see more than 60 events happen around the world, all with the aim of showing how interaction design improves the human condition. The theme for the…

Our Brand New Service – Intopia Connect!

We’re thrilled to announce that a new initiative we’ve been working on has finally had its beta launch – Intopia Connect. It’s a platform that will allow organisations to get a greater understanding of how to make their work more accessible, and provide a channel for people with a disability…

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. The…

W3C Invites Comment on CAPTCHA Note Update

On 3 July 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published a draft update to its 2005 note Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA. As the W3C blog post puts it, “Much has changed in technology since then, but CAPTCHAs remain a barrier for some people to access websites”. CAPTCHA is the acronym…

Can I use Firefox with JAWS and/or NVDA?

TL;DR “Yes, if you’re using the latest versions.” Back in November last year, we advised JAWS and NVDA screen reader users not to upgrade to Firefox Quantum (version 57). The multiprocess technology introduced in this version by Mozilla (the organisation behind Firefox) to speed up overall browser performance was causing…

What’s new in WCAG 2.1?

WCAG 2.1 was published in its final form in June 2018. WCAG 2.1 is an extension to WCAG 2.0 that provides guidance to better address some of the needs of people with disabilities accessing content on mobile devices, people with low vision, and people with cognitive or learning disabilities. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are…

Accessibility Beyond the Screen

Intopia’s Director of Accessible Technologies, Adem Cifcioglu, presented Accessibility Beyond the Screen at The Web Meetup in Melbourne on 8 May 2018. For a long time, when we thought about accessibility, the first thing to come to mind was the Screen Reader on a computer. With the proliferation of voice…