Ireland finally transposes EU Web Accessibility Directive into Irish law

Web Accessibility Directive transposed into Irish law

We are very happy to note that the EU Web Accessibility Directive has been transposed into Irish law, or Directive 2016/2102 (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016, if you wish to be fancy. It happened on Sept 23rd and was brought into effect by Minister Eamon Ryan. There was sadly little fanfare, which …

InterAccess are working with Aer Lingus on Responsive design project

Responsive Accessibility with Aer Lingus

Since late 2015, InterAccess has been an accessibility partner with Aer Lingus and we will work through this challenging time together to ensure their services have a high level of accessibility. When this engagement began, the challenge was to ensure that the Make, Manage and Check-in flows were accessible to a screen reader and keyboard user, along with implementing colour …

InterAccess are working with HMH on various eLearning accessibility projects

E learning Accessibility collaboration with Haughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

Introduction Since April 2019, InterAccess have been and continue to work as an accessibility partner with Haughton Mifflin Harcourt, (HMH) in Dublin. They are an established global client, in the education and e-learning area. They are very eager to provide the best user experience to their students, including those who use assistive technology. They require a partner who can provide …

InterAccess are working with the NTA to make the Local Link website accessible to people with disabilities

Working on accessible local bus services Locallink.ie

InterAccess are very happy to announce that we are working with the National Transport Authority (NTA) on the new Local Link website. Local Link provides a nationwide bus service in rural areas around Ireland. The aim of Local Link is to address rural social exclusion and integrate bus services where possible with Bus Éireann and Iarnrod Éireann networks. which aims …

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 …

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 …