How to Read a VPAT

Check out our webinar, How to Read a VPAT. What is a VPAT A VPAT is an overview of the accessibility compliance of a product. It is often owned and assessed by the product’s vendor – though that’s not necessarily a good idea. It is required by the Section 508 Refresh and almost all Federal

Social media and alternative text features by a blind person

Social awareness I have a friend who manufactures braille plates. These plates usually contain room numbers and basic information about offices and the other places in which they are located. Once, I asked my friend, “Mark, why are your plates so huge and so visible? Blind people do not need this.” He answered: “Visible plates

What’s wrong with providing a separate site for people with disabilities?

Scandinavian Airlines and UsableNet were in the news this week, when the Department of Transportation ruled that Scandinavian Airlines’ separate site for people with disabilities contravened the DOT’s Web Accessibility Rule (read the full consent order) and fined them $100,000. Scandinavian Airlines argued that they had been assured by UsableNet that providing a separate site

We’re looking for a sales representative

Interested in working for AccessibilityOz? Love accessibility? Or, love sales, and are willing to learn about accessibility? Well, we have the job for you! We’re looking for a US-based sales representative. We prefer someone based on the West Coast, but we’re open to anyone in the US. Tasks include: Building business by identifying and selling

The OzART Advantage

AccessibilityOz’s automated reporting tool, OzART, simplifies the task of making sites accessible according to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2) and Section 508/Refresh. It searches and reports defects in categories e.g. images, page titles, content and headings. This makes it easy for IT teams to work through fixing the defects, logically and systematically. The

Which is the most accessible video player? Watch Gian’s free webinar to find out!

Edit: Due to technical difficulties, the webinar was rescheduled from Monday, October 30th to Friday, November 3rd at 3:00pm EST. Hope to see you there! From Brightcove to Kaltura, YouTube to Facebook, the internet has no shortage of video players and platforms. What it does have a shortage of, however, is video players that are accessible. CEO Gian

Gian is headed to the U.S. Oct – Nov 2017!

This upcoming month is going to be a busy one for Gian Wild, founder and CEO of AccessibilityOz. Gian will be traveling from Australia to the United States, where she’ll be hopping from accessibility conference to accessibility conference from October 12 to November 17, giving talks and training on the ins-and-outs of tech accessibility. Check

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!

August newsletter

AccessibilityOz partners with Generate Sydney Generate Sydney is occurring on Monday 5th September, with AccessibilityOz running a quick workshop during lunch. As a client of AccessibilityOz, you are entitled to a $150 discount (bringing the cost down to just $249 for the entire day). Just use the discount code “AccOz30” when purchasing your ticket. It looks like it’s going to