Accessible Focus Managment by Mark Magennis of InterAccess

Accessible Focus Management: Tab order vs focus placement

I’ve been working on a video-based eLearning platform recently. We (the client and myself) seem to have tied ourselves in knots regarding how best to implement tab order and focus placement to give the most efficient user experience for sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Having finally unravelled those knots, it all looks pretty simple really so I thought …

Saleem Rahman discusses accessibility QA testing on iOS devices

Using VoiceOver in QA accessibility testing on iOS

VoiceOver is a gesture based screen reader, which is built into all of the iOS eco system, such as iPhones, iPads and Apple watch. Blind and visually impaired users interact with the devices using their fingers to navigate the iOS interface. For example, to launch an app the user would locate the app on the screen first and then they …

InterAccess is expanding ..

InterAccess are expanding [Update Jan 2017]

Interaccess are growing. We very happy to welcome Dr. Mark Magennis to the team. Mark will be working on a project for a large international eLearning company. Mark has deep knowledge of User experience and inclusive/universal design with expertise in user-based research, user-centred design, end user documentation, Accessibility, Assistive Technology, user interface design and evaluation of digital online and mobile …

InterAccess are partnering with Open Inclusion in the UK

Partnering with Open Inclusion in the UK

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are partnering with Open Inclusion consultancy in the UK. Open Inclusion work with world-leading organisations and contribute to international and national accessibility standards and guidelines such as BS 8878, the British Standard on Web Accessibility. They have a diverse background encompassing: user research, user experience, visual design, innovation, digital and physical prototyping …

InterAccess are working with the Department of Education.

Working with the Department of Education

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with the Department of Education on improving the accessibility of the new Student Grants Appeals Board site. The Department of Education and Skills has responsibility for education and training in Ireland. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to …

InterAccess are working with the Deptartment of Social Protection

Working with the Department of Social Protection

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with the Department of Social Protection on improving the accessibility of their internal intranet, and training/mentoring staff on accessibility and Universal Design. The mission of the department is to promote a caring society through ensuring access to income support and other services, enabling active participation, promoting social inclusion and supporting …

InterAccess have done an accessibility audit of Benefacts.ie

Accessibility audit for Irish non profit database site – Benefacts

InterAccess completed a full accessibility audit of the database site of Irish nonprofits, called Benefacts to ensure that it is accessible to the widest audience including people with disabilities and older people What is Benefacts? Benefacts is a public database of civil society organisations in Ireland which, for the first time in Ireland, provides extensive information about the entire sector …

InterAccess is working on improving the accessibility of the new Failte Ireland site - Irelands Ancient East.

Accessibility partner for Failte Ireland

I am are very pleased to announce that InterAccess are now the preferred accessibility partner for Failte Ireland. Having worked with Failte Ireland on many projects in the past, in a former role – such as Discover Ireland and the Wild Atlantic way projects it is great that they were keen to continue working with me now with my new …

Interaccess have been invted to speak at the upcoming Funka Accessibility days gig in Stockholm.

Speaking at the upcoming Funka Accessibility Days conference [April 2016]

Funka Accessibility Days is northern Europe’s largest conference on accessible ICT. Some of the world´s leading experts on web accessibility will converge in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden. I’m very happy to have been asked to give talk on current and future work in WCAG at the upcoming Accessibility Days conference (April 13th-14th). The conference has plenary sessions on …

New Aer Lingus accessibility partner

InterAccess are very happy to say that Aer Lingus have chosen us as their new accessibility partner. We are currently working on the development of the Aer Lingus corporate site in order to ensure that it is accessible to the widest audience and meets the DOT ACAA requirements. InterAccess are providing accessibility consultancy and usability expertise to the Web development …