Accessibility training with VSWare – Education platform

VSWare is a platform providing realtime data for secondary schools teachers and parents. It allows them to track attendance, assessments and other important school and pupil information via a dashboard. InterAccess are very happy to have been working with VSware and providing web accessibility training on WCAG 2.1, accessible web development, accessible JavaScript and VUE for their design and developer …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Airline Industry takes accessibility seriously.

The Airline Industry and Accessibility

Some exciting things are happening with accessibility in the airline industry. InterAccess have been for the last 6 months working with award winning Irish software company ‘Datalex’ who were voted the ‘World’s Leading Travel Merchandising Solution Provider’ at the 2014 World Travel Awards. Datalex build the retail platforms that power the websites of Aer Lingus, Air China, Air Transat, Brussels Airlines, …