Infographic – The Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility

It’s the Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility, in a comprehensive infographic! Discover Deque’s “essential” infographic to learn about the fundamentals of digital accessibility and how you can effectively manage risk. Best of all, you can download the guide or check out our accessible HTML version. Continue Reading Infographic – The Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility

Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today’s post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.) In this video Matt will cover… Why we’ve chosen to… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

Common Accessibility Element Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Maybe this scenario sounds familiar: You’re working on your iOS application, dabbling with Accessibility.  You know a little bit about how to use VoiceOver and you’re taking a quick look at your app to make sure it’s accessible.  Suddenly you notice a button in the corner. The button is disabled unless a user fills out a certain text field.  You think to yourself: Ugh. I should… Continue Reading Common Accessibility Element Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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Google software can interpret and describe complex images as naturally and accurately as a sighted person – without human assistance. Beyond Object Recognition Two new artificial intelligence software programs can accurately interpret images and describe them more accurately than ever before. Developed independently by Stanford University and Google, the software programs can often describe images as accurately and meaningfully as humans. Until now, image recognition software… Continue Reading Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen? Part 1: Punctuation and Typographic Symbols

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Screen readers are designed to do one thing: read what’s on the screen. That’s why they call them screen readers, right? You would think that screen reader software would have perfected the art of reading text by now, because that was the whole reason why screen readers were invented. If there’s one thing a screen reader ought to do really well, it’s read what’s on… Continue Reading Why Don’t Screen Readers Always Read What’s on the Screen? Part 1: Punctuation and Typographic Symbols

Higher Ed Technology Bill Would Decrease Barriers

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The National Federation for the Blind are leading an effort to pass national accessibility standards for higher education technology. Currently students with vision impairments are responsible for securing their own assistive devices, and these new regulations would help  make all required technology accessible to all students. Inaccessible Technology Puts Students at a Disadvantage According to a recent USA Today article, over 63,000 of current college… Continue Reading Higher Ed Technology Bill Would Decrease Barriers

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