Posts By Caitlin Cashin

Caitlin Cashin is the Marketing Manager at Deque.

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Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

Blurred people in conference event hall, representing aXe hackathon at CSUN

Planning on attending CSUN 2017? Then make sure to mark your calendar for Deque’s 2nd annual aXe Hackathon! A11y all-stars Marcy Sutton & Wilco Fiers will be using aXe to perform accessibility testing on open source component libraries, WordPress templates and resources. Learn how to perform basic accessibility testing, compile an a11y bug report and so much more…plus hang around for the free munchies and cool prizes. You don’t want to miss this event! Continue Reading Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

This fall, the much awaited launch of the new Healthcare.gov site made headlines as its many glitches caused consumers frustration while trying to sign up for healthcare. Recent reports indicate that many of the site’s initial problems have been fixed, and people are now able to sign up. But we wondered, how accessible is the site for everyone? Can people with disabilities easily sign up… Continue Reading Accessibility and Healthcare.gov

Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

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Bach to Bach The Open Well-Tempered Clavier Kickstarter project, a.k.a. “Bach to Bach,” is bringing free, high-quality recordings of composer Johann Sebastian  Bach’s collection, Well-Tempered Clavier to the Internet under a Creative Commons license. The project is being helmed by Robert Douglass – founder of the successful Open Goldberg project – and concert pianist Kimiko Ishizaka and has already reached and surpassed its initial goal of… Continue Reading Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

Deque at USBLN, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Los Angeles

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Deque will be at the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Annual Conference next week. Deque will be featured in the Expo Hall, and our CEO, Preety Kumar, will be presenting a plenary session on Digital Accessibility in the 21st Century Workplace. Digital Accessibility in the 21st Century Workplace: the Imperative Plenary Session, Oct. 2nd 3:45-5pm. Digital Accessibility is one of the most pressing issues in the… Continue Reading Deque at USBLN, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Los Angeles

August #a11ychat – PDF Accessibility Testing

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Get ready – #a11ychat will be back on August 19th from 4-5pm EDT.  Our August topic will be PDF Accessibility Testing.  We’ll get into methodologies, tools used, approaches, and whatever else comes up.  Join the team for what is sure to be a lively discussion of PDF accessibility. If you’re new to PDF accessibility… You might want to check out Denis Boudreau’s 4-part blog series on… Continue Reading August #a11ychat – PDF Accessibility Testing

Deque at the NFB National Convention and My Amaze

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Next week is the National Federation of the Blind National Convention in Orlando, FL.  Deque is very proud to be returning to the NFB National Convention as an Accessibility Champion, and we’ll be participating in the conference in a few different ways. Deque Tweet Up and My Amaze First off, we will be hosting the NFB Tweet Up on Monday, July 1st, from 8:30-10:30pm.  We are… Continue Reading Deque at the NFB National Convention and My Amaze

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