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1.4.11: Non-Text Contrast

Non-text Contrast is a WCAG 2.1 Level AA success criterion and states that user interface components and graphical objects should have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1 against adjacent colours.

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Digital Accessibility in Hospitals

The number of people in Ireland living with a disability rises every year, but the ability of healthcare providers to meet their needs is not growing in turn.

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Digital Accessibility Laws Around the World

Although there are a number of places who have adopted different standards into their accessibility laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines remain the most well-known and have been named as the guidelines to follow in countries all around the world. This blog contains an overview of what digital accessibility regulations look like worldwide.

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2.2.2: Pause, Stop, Hide

One of the Level A Success Criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) states that users should be able to pause, stop, hide or otherwise control any information that moves, blinks, scrolls or updates automatically.

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Digital Accessibility in Employment

In Ireland, 1 in 7 people have a disability, which amounts to more than 600,000 people. According to the National Disability Authority (NDA), they are only half as likely to be in employment as others of working age.

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IA Labs at the Dublin Tech Summit 2022

On the 15th and 16th of June 2022, IA Labs made our first appearance at the Dublin Tech Summit held in the RDS centre on Dublin’s southside. As this was our first time exhibiting at an event since incorporating in August 2021, all of our team were hyped and ready to network.

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IA Labs urge private sector to be ready for EU accessibility legislation

The European Accessibility Act was adopted in April 2019 and will introduce harmonised rules on accessibility for private-sector products and services in the EU for the first time.