My thoughts on Microsoft’s move to Chromium

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of its Edge browser, moving away from its EdgeHTML rendering engine onto Chromium, the same platform used by Google for its Chrome browser. This leaves me conflicted, because I see a lot of negatives, but I also see a huge potential positive for…

Getting to know you – Allison

New year, new beginnings! As part of our new year resolutions, we want to get back into the swing of helping you get to know our awesome team. Who better to start with than our longest-serving team member, Allison Ravenhall, who joined the Intopia crew in September 2016 and was…

We’ve contributed to a book!

We are very excited to share that two members of the Intopia team, Co-founder & Director Sarah Pulis and Principal Consultant Andrew Arch, contributed to the latest version of the book  Web Accessibility: A foundation for research. This unique ‘how to’ book on web accessibility is the publishers’ best-selling textbook ever,…

International Day of People with Disability 2019

Today is the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day observed globally every December 3rd since 1992. It’s an important occasion to us here at Intopia, given our focus on creating an inclusive digital world. The theme for this year is ‘Promoting the participation of people with disabilities…

Reflections: Pacific Accessibility

One of our team members at Intopia, Renata, who manages our Intopia Connect service, has been involved in the Pacific Connect events to promote digital accessibility and assistive technology in the Pacific. Renata shares some of her reflections here. Reflections on Pacific Connect My involvement with Pacific Connect began in…

We’re Hiring Digital Accessibility Experts

We are on a quest to find a few good accessibility and inclusive design experts who are interested in making the digital world more inclusive. Whether you are an experienced expert or still learning we want to hear from you.

You do accessibility? How inspiring!

When I tell people I work as a digital accessibility consultant I’m often met with a blank look, so I follow up with: “I work with organisations to make their websites and apps work better for everyone, particularly people with disability and different access needs. I do audits, run training…

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.

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…

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…