We’ll see you there! ICT A11y Testing Symposium and Accessing Higher Ground

This week and next week The 5th annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium starts next week, but pre-conference events start this Wednesday, October 14th! Attendees can take part in the Special Evening Seminar on Mobile Site and Native App Testing happening Wednesday, presented by our CEO, Gian Wild, as well as the optional pre-conference week workshop,

Keeping busy: webinars and conferences galore!

What have we been up to? Our CEO Gian Wild presented on Mobile Accessibility Testing at UX Australia earlier this month. She was also interviewed about the subject on the UXA Podcast (recording available via SoundCloud). Did you miss the accessibility webinar series we ran with CommonLook? The recordings are now available on demand: Using

Accessibility webinar series from AccessibilityOz & CommonLook!

AccessibilityOz is teaming up with CommonLook to provide a series of free webinars on accessibility, covering Social Media accessibility, Document accessibility, Mobile accessibility and PDF accessibility! Using Social Media Accessibility Features Webinar on Tuesday, July 28th Although social media has its accessibility problems, there are a variety of accessibility features built into various social media

Social Media Accessibility: Turning Off Autoplay (2020)

Overview of autoplay and video accessibility in social media Autoplay is a serious accessibility issue. We tested whether videos autoplayed on social media, as well as whether it was possible to turn off this feature. In addition, we tested whether the video could be paused by the mouse, keyboard and touch. No autoplay on default

Social media accessibility features (2020)

Overview of accessibility features in social media Accessibility features, in this instance, is defined as the ability to add alt attributes to an image, or (in YouTube only) captions and audio descriptions. Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter YouTube Desktop Pass N/A Pass Pass Pass Pass / Fail iOS Pass Pass Fail Pass Pass Fail Android

Happy 9th Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Missed some of our latest projects? You can find AccessibilityOz’s recorded webinars on our website, including the two presented last week: Social Media and Accessibility A11y Wizard Hour #2 (Accessibility Q&A) Keep up to date! We announce upcoming webinars and presentations on our Twitter and our LinkedIn. Catch up on our blog with out newest

“Meet our team” or “Go to event” – a problem with headings

Headings matter Heading is an extremely important element for screen reader users. Each screen reader allows you to jump from heading to heading on a webpage, making it easier and quicker to find specific content. Imagine that instead of scanning the page for the content you need, you must read it line by line, including

Join us May 14 for our second A11y Wizard Hour!

Your accessibility questions, answered Have a question about accessibility you can’t find the answer to? Have a specific accessibility problem that you’d like help solving? Come join AccessibilityOz for our second A11y Wizard Hour, an hour of questions and answers all about accessibility. Questions can be asked live or beforehand, anonymous or not. You can

How can AccessibilityOz help you during this time?

As social distancing becomes the new normal, more and more business, education and communication is heading online. Digital accessibility is more important now than ever. Newly remote employees and employers are only now noticing the accessibility problems and obstacles on their websites and applications. Individuals are taking advantage of apps and sites for communication that

The Importance of Captioning

Why captions? Whenever I mention at conferences or meetups that accessible video for blind watchers should have audio descriptions, I am asked a lot of questions: How precise should the audio descriptions be? What should be omitted? Should colors be mentioned (yes, they should)? What video players play audio descriptions? Et cetera. In other words,