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Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

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More Section 508 Refresh news: following the Access Board briefing held last week, the Final ICT Rule is set to be published today. In this post, we go over the 5 major changes you can expect in the refresh, and what this means for your organization. Plus, check out our helpful resources to get you Section 508 Refresh-ready. Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

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The 508 Refresh is finally here.  On Thursday, January 5th, the US Access Board announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had cleared the Final Rule for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, also known as the Section 508 Refresh. The ICT Standards and Guidelines (508 Refresh) are final and will soon be published in the U.S. Federal Register. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

Deque Experts Reveal their Ideal Accessibility Tool Wishlist

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In recent posts, we’ve been exploring past and current accessibility tools. Getting in the spirit of the holiday season, we asked our experts to give us their ideal accessibility tool wishlist. Read on to find out what coveted features our accessibility experts want in their dream accessibility tool. Continue Reading Deque Experts Reveal their Ideal Accessibility Tool Wishlist

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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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

Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

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Take Deque’s Mobile Accessibility Challenge: Next week, watch Paul J. Adam’s webinar for developers, Mobile Accessibility 101. Then take the Mobile Web Accessibility course offered at Deque University (with both self-paced and instructor-led options). This dual-pronged method is your comprehensive guide to mobile accessibility! Continue Reading Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

The Experts have Spoken! Our Favorite Accessibility Tools

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What are your favorite accessibility tools and checkers? That’s the question we asked the experts on our accessibility team. From aXe to WAVE to NoCoffee and more, our accessibility experts discuss the merits of their favorite accessibility tools that they use in their daily work. Continue Reading The Experts have Spoken! Our Favorite Accessibility Tools