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Inclusion & Accessibility
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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.

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Understanding the POUR Principles of Accessibility

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are internationally agreed upon standards established to help content authors and developers create web content – whether a website, web application, or other digital technology – with accessibility in mind. There are four main guiding principles of accessibility upon which the WCAG have been built.

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Regulators and Ombudsmen failing disability community

In Ireland, we have numerous bodies with various responsibilities and powers, all of which are intended to deliver safe and efficient services to us. These are the regulators and the ombudsmen, yet they continue to fail the 600,000 people who make up the disability community of Ireland.