Intopia to mark International Day of People with Disability 2021

As a part of this year’s IDPWD, Intopia will be hosting a free webinar at 1pm AEDT on Friday 3 December. It’s free to attend through Zoom, and a recording will be made available after the event. International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) is held annually on 3 December.…

World Usability Day 2021: Designing the online world with trust, ethics and integrity

Thursday 11 November is World Usability Day, a day that brings together community and industry for a common goal – to ensure that essential services and products are easier to access and simpler to use. The day has been marked annually since 2005, celebrating the progress and success made in…

International Day of Older Persons 2021: Digital Equity for All Ages

October 1 is the International Day of Older Persons, and in 2021 the United Nations has declared the theme Digital Equity for All Ages. Worldwide, the number of people aged 60 years and over already outnumbers children younger than 5 years old. Over the next three decades, the number of…

Intopia partners with ABS on the most accessible census ever

Intopia has partnered with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to help make this year’s Census the most accessible census ever. With an increasing number of Australians completing their Census online, a major program of work has been completed over the past 12 months to make the 2021 Census as…

First public working draft of WCAG 3.0 released

The much anticipated First Public Working Draft of the W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 was recently released, with ongoing calls for feedback as the Working Draft develops. Showcasing a new structure, a new naming convention and promising a more understandable, easier to digest set of guidelines. These guidelines are expected…

Assistive Technology Survey 2021 (Preliminary results)

Around the world, surveys are conducted that focus on technologies used by people who are blind or have low vision. The largest of these is done by WebAIM in the United States, including their Screen Reader User Survey and Survey of Users with Low Vision. However, there is usually very…

Intopia launches Australia and New Zealand’s first Assistive Technology Survey

This week, Intopia launched the first ever Assistive Technology Survey, aimed at highlighting the trends and use of assistive technology by Australians and New Zealanders that have a disability. Over the past decade, surveys such as the WebAIM Screen Reader Survey have provided important insights to organisations on how they…

We’re hiring Business Development and Digital Accessibility Experts

We’ve recently marked our five year anniversary as a company, and now we’re expanding our team to continue our quest to make the digital world inclusive for everyone. Intopia is now hiring for three roles: Business Development Consultant Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant Digital Accessibility Consultant Business Development Consultant We are…

Australia adopts new standard in accessible procurement

Following the release of a proposed draft standard in July, Standards Australia has formally adopted AS EN 301 549:2020 – Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services. The refresh coincides with the four-year anniversary of the standard first being ratified in Australia in December 2016, and provides the minimum standard…

Towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable world: IDPWD 2020

It’s fair to say that this year has been like no other. Just like many other annual days, this year’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD) acknowledges the current times, but also the opportunities for major improvements to digital accessibility and inclusion. It’s a case that many have continually…

Disability-inclusive usability testing

Remote communication as a new norm During the COVID-19 pandemic, work is not the same. As a Forbes article by Nancy Doyle pointed out, as more people have been required to work from home, it debunks the myth that it is ‘too hard’ for people to work remotely. In this…

Australia revises AS EN 301 549, proposes to increase accessibility standards

Standards Australia, recognised by the Australian Federal Government as the peak non-government Standards body in Australia, has released for public comment a revision to AS EN 301 549 – the Australian adoption of the global digital accessibility standard. The proposed changes are significant, as it will be the first time…