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

AccessibilityOz Webinars

AccessibilityOz hosts many accessibility webinars, both as a company and on behalf of other organizations. Upcoming webinars: Procuring accessible products (September 3rd and 4th) September 3 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00PM EST September 4 at 6:00 AM PST / 9:00AM EST Mobile Accessibility Toolkit, presented for 3Play Media (10th October at 2:00PM EST /

Happy Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

Join AccessibilityOz in celebrating the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Today, May 16 2019, we are proud to celebrate the 8th annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Tons of on-site and virtual events are taking place worldwide today to mark this special day. 2019 has been a busy year for us so far! AccessibilityOz

CSUN Session Preview: Social Media and Accessibility

For several years now, Gian Wild has been monitoring and assessing the accessibility of the four biggest (Western) social networks – Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn – to users with disabilities. This has been reflected in a series of articles and presentations tracking the changes over the years. In the second of her three CSUN

CSUN Session Preview: The Accessibility of Video Players

AccessibilityOz CEO Gian Wild is running three information sessions at this year’s CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, USA, so we thought we’d give you a bit of background on what you can expect from each session. Session Details Session: The Accessibility of Video Players Time: 9am, Thursday 22 March Location: Old Town AB,

AccessibilityOz Working to Make Higher Education More Accessible

It’s very pleasing to see the current interest shown – and genuine progress made – in improving accessibility in higher education. AccessibilityOz has been actively promoting accessibility for tertiary level students since CEO Gian Wild founded the company in 2011 (she spoke at the Accessing Higher Ground conference in Boulder, Colorado that same year) after

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

Navigation Through the Nations: a Travel Toolbox

When I travel, I often use multiple apps to plan my journey, to check a timetable on the fly, or find out what station I’m at when there are no audible announcements. The simplest way for me to look up a timetable is with an app called MelbournePT, developed by Steam Film. At the time

Low Vision: mobile adaption on iPhone

A thing that is often forgotten by people who don’t directly work in accessibility is that computer accessibility isn’t just about blind folk using screen readers. There’s a wild and wacky world of many varying and intersecting disabilities: no vision, low vision, deafness, hardness of hearing, cognitive problems, difficulty with fine motor control, language skills,