Blind QA testing (Part 1): A Screen Reader Users Perspective

Blind QA testing (Part 1): A Screen Reader Users Perspective

By Brian Dalton, and Saleem Rahman. In this new series of articles, Brian Dalton will share his experiences and advice working as an Accessibility QA tester and consultant. He will be discussing his methodologies and tools, as well as giving advice for those with diverse ability who either already work or may wish to work in this exciting area. In …

Interview with Joshue O Connor talking about working on WCAG 2.1, running InterAccess and more

NCBI Podcast interview with Joshue O Connor

I was very happy to be asked to give a talk on new work that I’m involved with in the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C and our progress in WCAG 2.1. It’s always nice to talk with my friend Stuart Lawlor, I hope that you find the interview interesting, do go to the NCBI website and get the …

InterAccess - Accessibility partners for Syncronoss.

Working with Synchronoss on Accessible Mobile/Cloud solutions

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR) who provide essential mobile solutions for Service Providers and Enterprise through proven and scalable software solutions and platforms. Synchronoss work on digital identity, cloud, messaging, applied analytics, and secure mobility. Synchronoss has one of the largest, most comprehensive technology platforms in production, widely used by the …

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 …