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 Webinar: Intersectionality, accessibility and inclusion – 8 September 2022

Intopia’s next free webinar will focus on intersectionality and inclusive practices. The webinar will take place on Thursday 8 September at 1PM AEST (GMT+10), and will be presented by our Junior Digital Accessibility Consultant Tess Hutley. Registration is not required and you can join through Zoom on the day. Intersectionality…

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…

Intopia Webinar: Introducing ATAG – 21 July 2022

Intopia is hosting a free webinar on the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) on Thursday 21 July at 1pm AEST (GMT+10). The webinar will be presented by our Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant Julie Grundy. Registration isn’t required, and you can join the webinar directly through Zoom on the day. ATAG…

Vale Internet Explorer

Today’s the day! Microsoft has ended support for the long-suffering Internet Explorer web browser. Internet Explorer (IE) has been with us for 27 years. In that time, it’s been both a leader and a follower in accessibility. In the mid 2000s it was almost universal. But in recent years, IE…

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…

Card designs and selectable text

Does your website have a card layout in it? If so, you’re in good company. Card components are a really popular way of showing a selection of articles or products. At Intopia we like them because it makes the link’s hit target larger for people with low dexterity or using…

Intopia GAAD 2022 Webinar: Ask Me Anything

Intopia is hosting an ‘Ask Me Anything’ webinar to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) on 19 May at 1pm AEST (GMT +10). It’s free to attend, and you don’t need to register – you can join the webinar on the day. Intopia’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ webinar is a…

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 Webinar: The Business Case for Accessibility – 7 April 2022

On Thursday 7 April, Intopia will be hosting a free webinar at 1pm AEST presented by Intopia co-founder and Managing Director, Stewart Hay, on the business case for accessibility. The webinar is free to attend through Zoom. In his presentation, Stewart will point out the benefits for companies to offer…

Intopia Webinar: Accessible names and descriptions – 9 February 2022

On Wednesday 9 February, Intopia will be hosting a free webinar at 1pm AEDT presented by Russ Weakley (our Head of Inclusive Training) on accessible names and descriptions. The webinar is free to attend through Zoom.  Accessible names and descriptions are used to identify elements on a webpage including buttons…

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…