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Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and I was asked to put together a short video on why accessibility is important. Enjoy!
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:
- YouTube videos now use the native YouTube player wherever possible; and
- Video buffering has been tuned considerably, for faster start times in most cases.
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!
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