AccessibilityOz was at CSUN in San Diego last week. Alison attended a Legal Update by Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian in the area of accessibility. In America, the accessibility requirements are hotting up. Lainey mentioned a number of different accessibility complaints and settlements in 2014.
We are pleased to announce that we’re re-launching OzWiki, our database of web accessibility errors, examples and solutions.
This new version of OzWiki continues to provide the same great informative content as the old, building on over fifteen years of experience in the web accessibility field. The big change is that it’s now available as a monthly subscription, automatically rebilled via PayPal. Subscriptions are available now.
We’re very pleased to announce that OzPlayer is being made available for free use. You can host your videos directly from a CDN or from YouTube. If you are a not-for-profit / charity with a budget less than $1 million (US) then you can use OzPlayer for free, for as many videos as you like.
The Web XChange is an informal gathering of like-minded individuals who share an interest in web related technologies. This event brings together the web community with interesting speakers presenting on a diverse range of web-related topics. Venue: National Press Club of Australia, National Circuit, Barton Time: Complimentary Breakfast served from 08:00am onwards Date: Tuesday, 10 February, 2014
It’s been a busy year for AccessibilityOz. We built a fully accessible site for Energy Rating which spurred us on to rebuild our own website. Have a look around – we’re very proud! Gian and Alison developed our unique Mobile accessibility methodology, which we have used with a number of corporate and Government clients. We’ve also started
Today the ABC announced that Stella Young died over the weekend. She was a brilliant comedian and a wonderful disability activist. The world will miss her. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you watch her TED talk. She was not our inspiration, but she made the world a better place. There will be
I had a great time at Accessing Higher Ground. The weather was beautiful, despite the snow on the ground. In fact, the lake near the Westin in Westminster was frozen around the edges (and people had been walking on it!), but still liquid in the middle! I ran three presentations and one lab for Accessing
New York is definitely the city that never sleeps. For those in Melbourne, think Chadstone during late-night Christmas shopping. All the time. Everywhere. It’s exhausting. I ran my mobile and accessibility session at the Future of Web Design yesterday. It was a great conference and I learnt a lot. You can download my accessible PowerPoint
I have recently run a seminar on prioritising web accessibility during the build of a web site for both DrupalGov and Joomla Day Sydney. You can download the slides for Prioritising web accessibility in the build of a web site from Prezentt. I have highlighted the main issues I covered in this blog post. For more information, have a look at our Services section on Accessibility testing during the web development lifecycle.
I spoke at dev/world on Tuesday about mobile and accessibility. I focused mostly on mobile apps and found some great examples of #ThingsNotToDo.