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

US Department of Transport Rule for Web Accessibility in Air Travel

In the last six months we have worked with several airlines to meet the Department of Transport Rule regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel: Accessibility of Web Sites and Automated Kiosks at US Airports. This requires that all: U.S. and foreign air carriers that operate at least one aircraft having a

Meet Gian Wild, CEO of AccessibilityOz

Gian is heading overseas shortly – four countries in six weeks! – so chances are she’s coming to a place near you! She might even be speaking at a conference nearby, so check out our Conferences page. United States Las Vegas Los Angeles New York Washington DC Philadelphia Denver Portland Europe Amsterdam, Netherlands Berlin, Germany

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.

Happy birthday to us!

Today we turned four years old! Seeing as almost half of small businesses fail by four years, I think we’re doing pretty well! Or averagely!

It’s been a busy four years. We now have four products as well as a huge range of services and online training. My speaking career has exploded, having spoken at six conferences in the US in the last six months and nine conferences in Australia. When I was in the US just last month I also was asked to present to the National Science Foundation and the United Nations!