Ireland delays transposing EU Web Accessibility directive

Ireland delays transposing the EU Web Accessibility Directive

Ireland has not yet transposed the EU Web Accessibility Directive (2016/2102) into Irish law. This means that while other member states as of 23rd of September last year, are preparing to meet their obligations under this critical member state agreement by working to ensure their websites and services are accessible to the broadest range of users, Ireland is behind. I …

InterAccess are helping the Houses of the Oireachtas on improving the accessibility of their website

Accessibility work for the Houses of the Oireachtas

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with the Houses of the Oireachtas on improving the accessibility of their website. The Oireachtas sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the legislature of Ireland. The Oireachtas consists of: The President of Ireland The two houses of the Oireachtas (Irish: Tithe an Oireachtais) Dáil Éireann (lower house) Seanad Éireann …

Joshue O Connor is new Head of Accessibility for Government Digital Services (GDS) in the UK

Joshue O Connor to be Head of Accessibility for GDS in the UK

InterAccess are really happy to announce that Joshue O Connor will be interim Head of Accessibility for Government Digital Services (GDS) in the UK. I’ll be looking after things for the right hon Alistair Duggin @dugboticus, as the lead GDS subject matter expert (SME) on accessibility. I’ll be also be working on policy relating to the UK adoption and implementation …

InterAccess are working with the HSE proving training in WCAG 2.1 and accessible web development

Web Accessibility training for the HSE

InterAccess are very happy to have been working with the HSE providing web accessibility training on WCAG 2.1, accessible web development and PDF & Word for their content, dev and social media teams. The HSE are being proactive in improving the user experience for people with disabilities who access their services and use Assistive Technologies.

Interaccess are working the NTA on the project

Working with NTA on

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with the National Transport Authority (NTA) on the project, which aims to overhaul the current bus system in the Dublin region. The NTA are committed to ensuring the website and related maps and other documentation are accessible to the widest audience including blind, low-vision, keyboard only and switch users.

Android P Accessibility for devs

Android P Accessibility for Devs

by Saleem Ur Rahman @saleem4Rahman. In this article Saleem will be looking at the new features that Google has implemented in Android P for developers to make their apps more accessible. Improvement to Navigation Screen readers are often misunderstood as being just that. Actually a more correct term is screen reading and navigators. This a core part of how the …

WCAG 2.1 is a technical recommendation

WCAG 2.1 is a technical recommendation

W3C has announced a significant update to W3C’s internationally-recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines which addresses accessibility of web content, websites and web applications on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 expands upon guidance developed by W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) over the years, and is used widely around the world to make web content …

Saleem Rahman manning InterAccess stall at Procurex 2018 Expo RDS Dublin

InterAccess at procurement expo RDS 2018

InterAccess were happy to have a stall at the Procurex public sector expo. The event brought suppliers and procurers from multiple threads of government services together under one roof in the RDS last week. It was a great event and we were very happy to meet with people interested in accessibility and inclusion from such a diverse range of backgrounds.

Usability Testing with people with disabilities

Blind QA testing: Linking user stories to test cases in Jira (part 3)

by Brian Dalton @daltobr and Saleem Ur Rahman @saleem4Rahman Welcome to Part 3, in our series on Blind QA testing tips and techniques for screen reader users working in the software or web development industry. We are continuing this month with our articles on using JIRA for bug tracking. In this article we will look at how to link user …

InterAccess accessibility training for UX designers, developers and content authors.

Blind QA testing: Using Jira as Screen reader user (part 2)

By Saleem Ur Rahman and Brian Dalton Jira is an issue tracking tool, developed by Atlassian. It is commonly used in Project Management and QA circles to log and track issues during the SDLC of a project. It has a logical workflow, meaning that full visibility of an issue can be easily traced and tracked from creation to resolution. In …