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…

Getting to know you – Darren

Continuing the series of helping you get to know our awesome team, meet Darren Chew! Darren has recently celebrated his first birthday with us, having joined the Intopia crew in February 2019. We sat down with Darren to ask about the highlights of his career in accessibility thus far, his…

Getting to know you – Zoë

Continuing the series of helping you get to know our awesome team, meet Zoë Haughton! Zoë is doing an amazing job flying the flag for Intopia in New Zealand and is actively involved in the NZ accessibility scene. We sat down with Zoë to chat about her journey to a…

How to record or share your iPhone screen

There’s lots of reasons why you might need to record or share your iPhone screen. During training I live-demo accessibility features: VoiceOver, Voice Control, and Dynamic Text. I share issues I’ve found in mobile apps and websites while using these features. I prefer to record scenarios for presentations, I don’t…

Intopia takes global accessibility to new levels with international alliance

Intopia are proud to announce that we have joined an international alliance of accessibility leaders. As organisations take a global outlook on the delivery of their services, they need help to navigate both regional and cultural accessibility standards. We believe the best way to support these organisations is through a…

Clarity is key for important messaging

I suspect we’re all a little worried at the moment about the state of the world. Many of us are reading, watching and listening to whatever we can to get an understanding of what it means. How are we affected by social distancing and other rules that aim to stop…

CSUN 2020: Done and dusted

Let’s get this out of the way: CSUN 2020 was weird. As news of the COVID-19 pandemic flew around the world, CSUN attendee cancellations rolled in. Sponsors, companies, individuals, the rollcall was long and illustrious. As other large gatherings were postponed, cancelled, or put online, everyone waited for the inevitable…

Getting to know you – Vanessa

Continuing the series of helping you get to know our awesome team, meet Vanessa Grech! Ness is one of our latest recruits, having joined us in October 2019. We sat down with Ness to ask about her career highlights thus far, what drew her to the field of accessibility, and…

International Women’s Day 2020: Each For Equal

Here at Intopia, we strive to make positive change wherever we can. Not just on particular days, but every single day. One of the areas we want to see change in is women in technology. We want to see more women in leadership roles, driving innovation and improving accessibility and…