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 global alliance of leading accessibility experts. The alliance includes United Kingdom based TetraLogical, American based Equal Entry, and Japan’s Infoaxia (Japanese language site).
The focus of this international alliance is to:
- Assist global organisations to adhere to and understand regulations including WCAG and ATAG, section 508, EN 301 549, and JIS X 8341-3 2016
- Pre-empt legal action under increasing disability legislation
- Develop and implement successful global accessibility strategies
- Reach more consumers with positive brand experiences
Thomas Logan of Equal Entry (North America) said:
- Many global organisations doing business in the United States do not realise how much accessibility had changed. In recent years there have been thousands of lawsuits related to digital technology under the Americans with Disabilities Act Title III – companies are now expected to comply and excel at delivering solutions that work for all people.
Makoto Ueki of Infoaxia (Japan) said:
- Japanese organisations need to be actively involved in accessibility because Japan is the country with the highest aging population in the world. Accessible and inclusive designs benefit not only people with disabilities but everyone, including older people.
Léonie Watson of TetraLogical (the UK and Europe) said:
- Our alliance means that when organisations choose TetraLogical, Infoaxia, Equal Entry or Intopia to help with their global accessibility strategy they have our combined knowledge and expertise at their disposal.
Sarah Pulis of Intopia said:
- Joining the alliance enables us to extend our existing accessibility expertise at Intopia, while also supporting the important work across the alliance. This will support our collective efforts as we work towards creating an inclusive digital world.
TetraLogical, Infoaxia, Equal Entry and Intopia are united in their commitment to international accessibility and inclusive design. We look forward to the future as our new international accessibility alliance evolves – delivering bespoke solutions to our clients.
To learn about Intopia and our alliance work, we would love to have a chat with you!
Founded in 2019 by Léonie Watson, TetraLogical is a company with inclusion at its heart. Our focus is on emerging as well as existing technologies, offering knowledge, experience, strategic and development services to organisations around the world. We know that inclusion is not just about code, standards, and compliance. It’s about people, analysis, and separating what people really need from what we assume they need.
Equal Entry was founded in 2012 by accessibility expert Thomas Logan. After helping large companies and government agencies meet their accessibility goals for over a decade, Logan decided to start Equal EBtry to improve public education about accessibility and close the gap between what was being taught and what needed to be taught. The company focuses on how people with disabilities actually use technology and how best to contribute to a more accessible world.
Infoaxia was founded in 2004 by web accessibility expert Makoto Ueki. Infoaxia offers consulting services for web accessibility to Japanese global companies, such as conducting audits and user tests, documenting in-house guidelines and rulers, planning and providing training, advising web design companies as well as services upon request. Makoto has been contributing to the development of international and national web accessibility standards since 2003.
Intopia was founded in 2016 by Sarah Pulis, Adem Cifcioglu and Stewart Hay. With a vision of creating an inclusive digital world, Intopia has grown to be the largest accessibility and inclusive design agency in Australia and New Zealand. We place the user at the centre of everything we do. We work closely with our clients to develop pragmatic outcomes that improve digital access for everyone. As a social enterprise, we are committed to supporting our community and give a proportion of our time and revenue to initiatives that support people with disabilities.