Upgrade Your Accessibility Testing with the New aXe Extension 3.0

The Deque Labs team has some exciting news to share: a brand-new version of our free aXe extension for Chrome is now available for download! We've completely redesigned the UI and introduced some powerful new functionality to help you to review items more carefully. I'll cover what's new in this post so you can hit the ground running with our latest release. Shiny New UI!… Continue Reading Upgrade Your Accessibility Testing with the New aXe Extension 3.0

Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up – Part 2

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This is the second part of a two-part companion post, based on the talk Caitlin gave at CSUN 2017. The talk and posts are geared primarily towards designers, with an emphasis on user experience design. In Part 1 of Design Before Code, I introduced the first 3 of 5 key areas to focus on when starting out with accessibility so that you can build a… Continue Reading Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up – Part 2

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

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Accessibility Meetups, Training, and Introducing aXe-core.org It's the 3rd Thursday of May, and you know what that means - it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day! (Or GAAD, for short.) GAAD was started by Los Angeles-based developer Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, accessibility expert, leader, and all-around mover and shaker. This is the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day to date, and there are events happening all over… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

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This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.
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Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing

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Introducing WorldSpace Attest for Android. Testing native mobile apps for accessibility has never been easier. For the first time, native mobile developers can run automated accessibility tests on their code as part of their regular integration and unit testing processes. Attest for Android offers the same
efficiency, convenience, and accuracy as all of our WorldSpace tools. Welcome to easily integrated accessibility testing and remediation for your Android apps! Continue Reading Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing

Intro to Advanced ARIA

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In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA - and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility. Continue Reading Intro to Advanced ARIA

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