Shopping for a smart device as a blind person

How would you go about buying a new washing machine? You would probably count your money and buy the best one you can afford. Or, if you hate reading specifications and reviews and comparing parameters, you just choose the first one that seems suitable for your needs. Forget about these methods if you are blind.

Gian to speak at Access Israel’s 7th International Webinar

Join AccessibilityOz CEO Gian Wild and many other expert speakers at Access Israel’s 7th International Webinar, “Focused on Accessible Future: Innovation in Web & Apps Accessibility.” This 3-hour event, hosted in partnership with the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), is free and happening on January 26 at 14:00 GMT (9:00AM EST / 6:00AM PST).

Breaking Barriers’ first virtual event is a success!

Did you miss Disability Rights Washington’s (DRW) annual Breaking Barriers event last month? You can watch the recording on YouTube (a transcript is available on the DRW website). October 2nd marked Breaking Barriers’ 5th year, and this year it was held virtually. The fundraising event aims to benefit Washingtonians with disabilities and their communities. AccessibilityOz

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