NV Access would like to give a big shout-out to our friends at Intopia for their support. Intopia is an Australian-based socially-aware boutique digital agency that promotes inclusive design and development. Their vision: to create an inclusive digital world. Put another way: let’s make things better for people that need it more than most.
Intopia is a genuine social enterprise. They give five percent of their revenue to initiatives and non-profit organisations that directly or indirectly support people with disabilities. Intopia have been keen supporters of NV Access for many years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Intopia for their generosity. Their partnership helps enable NV Access to continue in our purpose. NV Access aims to lower the economic and social barriers associated with accessing IT for people who are Blind or Vision Impaired. NV Access is dedicated to the ideal that accessibility and fair access is a right. This should not come as an extra cost to a person who is Blind or Vision Impaired. Information and technology are an important part of daily living. Our ideal facilitates greater participation and independence in all facets of life. This is particularly important within the areas of education and obtaining employment.
Most digital accessibility issues stem from lack of awareness, not intentional exclusion. Intopia are doing everything they can to close the knowledge gap. They discuss and share accessibility news through Twitter and The Intopia Blog, so it’s well worth following them.
Intopia regularly go to, speak at and support accessibility conferences and community meetups. Upcoming events include #a11yTO Conf, GDG Melbourne, and A11y Camp 2019. They also have team members actively supporting the Web Accessibility and Inclusive Design meetups in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland.
At Intopia’s invitation, NV Access will be delivering a workshop at A11y Camp 2019. This year, A11y Camp Australia is in Sydney, Australia from the 12th – 15th November, 2019. Our half-day workshop will give you the confidence to use the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. It is for people of all levels of experience, beginner to expert, we’re sure you’ll learn something.
We look forward to bringing you more information on A11y Camp 2019 in In-Process closer to November!