Free Access to Digital Accessibility Courses for People with Disabilities

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In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016, we will now be offering scholarships for free access to our entire curriculum of Deque University online courses in web and digital accessibility for people with disabilities. Employment for people with disabilities is often difficult, with discrimination during the hiring process and barriers to employment all along the way, including barriers to acquiring the skills necessary for…

Accessibility Testing with aXe and WebdriverJS

In this tutorial, we’ll set up automated accessibility testing for a JavaScript project using axe-webdriverjs, a Node.js module making axe-core easy to use with Selenium Webdriver. This tutorial uses the Jasmine testing framework–which could be swapped out for Mocha or another testing solution–but is otherwise framework-agnostic and can be integrated into any project. Why automated accessibility testing? Automated testing can free up 30% of your…

Big plans for GAAD 2016

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This Thursday – May 19, 2016 – is the fifth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an event started by Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion to help further the cause and bring awareness to digital accessibility.  Every year the list of participants grows as more events are scheduled around the globe, and every year Deque is excited to find new ways to contribute. Deque University We are…