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Happy Pride Month

June is Pride Month and Pride Month is in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in 1969. To show support and give credit to such a important day for equality, IA Labs have changed their logo to incorporate the progressive pride flag.

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Digital Accessibility in Education

Access to education is a fundamental right for everyone in Ireland. However, in 2016, the national census showed that only 13% of people in Ireland with a disability were in education. Of these, only 20% completed higher level education.

IA Labs CEO, Kyran O'Mahoney, holding an Alexa device in front of the myNCBI logo.

IA Labs announces launch of voice-based service for NCBI

Today marks the official launch of myNCBI Smart Hub, a voice interaction model available on all Alexa-enabled and Google Home devices that gives users of all demographics easy access to information on NCBI’s services and special features just by saying, “Alexa / Google, open myNCBI”.

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What is the difference between WCAG A, AA and AAA?

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and are widely accepted as the go-to standard for digital accessibility conformance. At the core of WCAG are testable requirements known as success criteria, with each one assigned a level.

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2.5.3: Label in Name

2.5.3: Label in Name is a WCAG 2.1, Level A success criterion and states that for user interface components with labels that include text or images of text, the accessible name must contain the text that is presented visually.

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The Digital Accessibility Index

This report was commissioned by the country’s national sight loss charity, NCBI, and entails how accessible Ireland’s digital world is based on manual accessibility audits performed by the staff of IA Labs. Research and write-up of the index was carried out from February to October 2023.

Anne Rabbite & Kyran O'Mahoney

Minister Anne Rabbitte attends IA Labs Launch

IA Labs was delighted to welcome Anne Rabbitte, Minister of State with Responsibility for Disabilities, as the guest of honour to their official company launch on the 27th of April 2022.