A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Corinne Weible, Deputy Project Director for PEAT, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology to discuss National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Whew, those are some long acronyms. Corinne has been an advocate for disability awareness for more than 3 years and focuses on employment and accessible technology. She offered some unique perspectives, a history of NDEAM, and… Continue Reading A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

[Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

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Let's talk about native Android accessibility. If you watched my video from last week, I chose Google Plus as our sample application and reflected on the good and bad of the Google Plus single post layout as it affects accessibility. This week, let's a bit more about how they accomplished this result. Going forward into next week, we'll wrap up with an account of how you… Continue Reading [Video] Android Accessibility APIs – How a Google+ Post is Implemented

Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

Building a core accessibility team is often a major difference in the success or failure of many accessibility initiatives. I've seen accessibility champions break under the pressure of attacking this alone. Building a core accessibility team won't be without its challenges, but focusing on the design of your core accessibility team it will help you break down the accessibility challenge into digestible pieces and it… Continue Reading Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

The axe-core team at Deque has been working hard on a set of updates to the aXe ecosystem of accessibility testing tools. Let's go over the latest developments so you can decide which tools work best for you! Introducing aXe Coconut To make it easy for everyone to test the leading edge of axe-core, we've introduced a new free Chrome extension, called aXe Coconut. It… Continue Reading Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

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Google's Lighthouse Now Includes aXe-core! Notice anything different about Chrome DevTools lately? The Audits panel is now powered by Lighthouse, and the Accessibility Audit is powered by *drumroll* Deque's very own aXe-core rules engine! We learned that Google was planning to replace their own automated accessibility testing engine with aXe at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Specifically, it would become the… Continue Reading Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

  On Wednesday, September 13th, we interviewed Jayne Cravens, long-time OpenAIR advocate who is now the Non-Profit Organizer and Recruiter and CB Averitt, an experienced mentor with the program. OpenAIR is a global web accessibility challenge that pairs participating teams of web developers and designers with registered non-profits looking to create or improve their website. We met with the organizer and long-time mentor of the event to… Continue Reading An Interview with OpenAIR – Web Accessibility Rally

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