Happy Holidays!

The AccessibilityOz team is taking a well-deserved break from the end of Friday December 16th, and we’ll be back to start 2017 off on January 9th. Here’s how 2016 went for us.

Australian Web Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that two of our clients, the City of Melbourne and Disability Rights Washington, were finalists in the 2016 Australian Web Awards, and one won!

Low Vision: mobile adaption on iPhone

A thing that is often forgotten by people who don’t directly work in accessibility is that computer accessibility isn’t just about blind folk using screen readers. There’s a wild and wacky world of many varying and intersecting disabilities: no vision, low vision, deafness, hardness of hearing, cognitive problems, difficulty with fine motor control, language skills,

OzPlayer is an ANZIA finalist!

We’re incredibly proud to announce that OzPlayer, our accessible video player, has been short-listed as a finalist in the 2016 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards. We’ve worked hard to make OzPlayer a great choice for video playback online. It’s completely accessible, plays from YouTube, Vimeo Pro, and any other provider who can give an

Accessibility litigation in the US

Ever wondered where accessibility litigation started? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last decade, you will know that web accessibility is becoming more and more important. The first accessibility litigation occurred in Australia in 2000, against the Sydney Olympics web site, however it wasn’t until August 2008, when Target settled a lawsuit

When and why to use OzART

When we talk to customers they sometimes bring up the various free accessibility testing tools and ask why they shouldn’t just use one of them instead of OzART.

It’s a fair question.

Testing airline web sites for accessibility compliance: use of colour

AccessibilityOz worked with a number of airlines to address their requirements by the deadline. Each airline came to us with the same problem: their booking engine was not accessible. This article focuses on the use of color in a booking engine. The inaccessible use of color can severely affect a user’s ability to understand information,or to

OzWiki webinar registration

Sign up now to learn how this accessible resource provides best known methods to achieve A & AA level design and interaction for web content while demonstrating associated WCAG 2.0 success criteria and techniques.

OzPlayer 2.0 released

We’re proud to announce that version 2.0 of OzPlayer, our accessible video player, has been released!

This new version includes a whole pile of improvements and fixes behind the scenes, plus two really nifty user-visible changes:

  1. YouTube videos now use the native YouTube player wherever possible; and
  2. Video buffering has been tuned considerably, for faster start times in most cases.