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Webbism - Web Accessibility
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Webbism makes websites better - accessibility, user experience, design and development.
Webbism makes websites better - accessibility, user experience, design and development.

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Our new office! +Webbism - Web Accessibility now operating from Peregian Beach. Barefoot and relaxed in sunny coast work attire. #coworking
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Radio interview with the Gisele Mesnage who is taking on +Coles over website accessibility
#a11y  

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Met the developer at Texpo last year. It's a fantastic tool and totally free (or donation)!
Check out +Glassbrick a free, lightweight zoom tool for Windows PC's. Developed right here in Brisbane, AU!
#a11y   #assistivetech   #windows8  

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The Web Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM) was released by the W3C earlier this month. +Vivienne Conway from Web Key IT investigates what it means for WCAG and #a11y  

http://www.accessiq.org/news/news/2014/07/wcag-em-a-powerful-tool-in-trained-hands
+Access iQ 
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Chromevox is a great (and free) tool if you want to get started with screen readers.
#a11y  

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Thanks to +Access iQ for this month's Q&A on web accessibility.

Highlights below:

Why do you think that accessibility knowledge is an important skill set?
As a person with a cognitive disability (Dyslexia), I have an in-depth understanding of the web accessibility barriers that affect me personally. One of my pet hates is the ever persistent CAPTCHA, and the fact that my brain somehow gives up on me and goes on holidays when I am trying to solve one. Emotions range from frustration, anger, and confusion. Often I ask myself "Why does this need to be here?" and "Did the person who designed this site think about people like me?" 

Good accessibility means that we can anticipate a variety of human capabilities so to provide effective solutions that benefits everyone. One of the first things you learn in web accessibility is just how diverse each of us are. One of the best ways to understand how web accessibility can affect others is to get to know more people with disabilities!

How does web accessibility come into your role at your Webbism? How does accessibility come into what Webbism does?

Web accessibility is completely central to our work process. When we consult on projects with our clients we don't draw on web accessibility as a special consideration, rather, we focus on meeting the needs of the end user. This allows us to focus on individual diversity. We all know that there is no magic pixie dust to make websites accessible for every human variation, so we use the tools, processes and thankfully, some common-sense to identify barriers and make user experience our first responsibility.

We've found this approach reduces a lot of anxiety from our clients (which is always good!) and helps drive positive changes from within an organisation. In many cases, the responsibility of web accessibility goes from being a chore to a challenge. I love seeing people inspired by what good accessibility does, as it is exactly what motivated me to become an accessibility consultant in the first place.

http://webbism.com/2014/06/16/web-accessibility-qa-with-accessiq/

http://www.accessiq.org/news/news/2014/06/professional-certificate-in-web-accessibility-alumnus-spotlight-webbism

#a11y

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We are very excited to launch Include Me in Australia! Include Me is cloud based accessibility and inclusive learning software, designed for the classroom, the library and at home.

Check out our media release below and visit us at the Inclusive Learning & Technology Conference this week for a demonstration.

http://webbism.com/2014/05/20/new-software-gives-hope-to-australian-students/
+Recite Me Ltd. 
#ILT2014  

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Suggestions from +Charlie Carter , how to get involved on Global Accessibility Awareness Day
#GAAD  #a11y

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Great move by +Qantas in-flight iPads are now more accessible!
+Qantas make accessibility changes to their in-flight entertainment systems after complaints from customers who noticed that the in-built Voiceover features for Apple IOS had been intentionally switched off.

http://mediaaccess.org.au/latest_news/video/qantas-improves-in-flight-accessibility

+Media Access Australia +David Woodbridge 
#a11y  
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