IDPwD 2022: The role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world

Saturday 3 December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), a day that promotes the understanding of disability issues, and raises awareness and support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of people with a disability. It’s the 31st time the day has been celebrated globally, with the day first…

Intopia’s public training for the first half of 2023

The public training courses we launched this year were so well received, we’re continuing them in 2023. This year we’ve had people join us from around the world to learn more about digital accessibility. And we’ve helped guide developers, designers, content creators and testers on how to make their work…

Limited offer: 10% off developer, designer and tester accessibility training

We’re approaching our seventh birthday, and to say thank you for your continued support, we are offering a 10% discount on three of our most popular training courses. It’s the first time we’ve ever offered a public discount on our training, and the offer is only available for a month.…

World Usability Day 2022: Our Health (and a brand new podcast series!)

Thursday November 10 is World Usability Day, a day where events are held around the world that promote the values of usability and user-centred design. It also serves as a reminder for every user of any product, service or platform to continually ask for user experience improvements. Each year’s World…

Intopia Webinar: Preparing for WCAG 2.2

Intopia’s next free webinar will focus on how to prepare for the next version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, WCAG 2.2. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 4 October at 12pm AEDT (GMT+11), and will be presented by Sarah Pulis (Director of Accessibility Services) and Andrew Arch (Principal…

WCAG 2.2 hits Candidate Recommendation – but what does it mean?

We’ve been talking about the next iteration of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for a while now, and now we’ve hit one of the final key milestones, also known as ‘Candidate Recommendation’. Awesome! But what does that actually mean? How close are we to the finish line, and when…

Intopia’s launching public training

Individual tickets will now be available to purchase for a select number of our Intopia training courses. By popular demand, Intopia is launching public training. For organisations that only want to send a small number of their team, or for individuals keen to learn more about accessibility, you can now…

Announcing the Accessibility Not-Checklist

Intopia is creating a resource to help people understand what they can do to make their work more accessible and inclusive for everyone. We’ve called it the Accessibility Not-Checklist. Yes, you did read that right. When you look at it, it looks like a checklist, and depending on how you…

International Women’s Day 2022: Let’s break the bias

Here at Intopia, we try to make positive change in any and every way that we possibly can. One of the areas that we want to see change is women in technology. We want to see women in more leadership roles across the board, driving innovation and taking charge in…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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’s headed to CSUN 2018!

We’re excited that three of our team, Sarah Pulis, Andrew Arch and Chris Pycroft will shortly be making the trek from the land down under to head to the 33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, California. It’s our third time at CSUN, and while we’re excited about meeting…

International Women’s Day 2018: Let’s press for progress

At Intopia, it’s part of our mission to help 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 women in more leadership roles, driving innovation and…

Introducing Andrew!

In July, we were thrilled to welcome Andrew Arch to our growing team at Intopia. Forever the optimist when it comes to accessibility and inclusive design, Andrew has been a part of W3C working groups for 16 years, and has spent the last six years working in the Australian government…

A11y Camp 2017 in review

More than 120 people came together over two days earlier this month to attend the third A11y Camp, held by the A11y Bytes team in Sydney. Kicking off the day (and making baked goods a thing for all of us) was Cordelia McGee-Tubb with The Great Accessibility Bake Off. Even…

EN 301 549: What it means for Australia

Originating in Europe, EN 301 549 (otherwise known as Accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services Product Designation: AS EN 301 549) has now made its way down to Australia. In December 2016, it was formally adopted as a part of the federal government’s procurement policies…

WCAG 2.1 – It’s here!

After much deliberation and fine-tuning, the highly-anticipated first draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 has been released for public comment. It’s an important milestone for web accessibility standards as it’s the first major update since WCAG 2.0 came out at the end of 2008. It reflects changes…