Legally Blind Korean Archer First to Break a World Record at 2012 Olympics

  Legally blind Korean archer, Im Dong Hyun, has just broken the first world record of the 2012 Olympics in London. Read the full story on BuzzFeed.

Americans with Disabilities: 2010 Reports There are Nearly 1 in 5 People in the US with a Disability

It is the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the new Americans with Disabilities report from the US Census reports that nearly 1 in 5 people in the US have a disability, and over 60% of individuals reporting a disability report having a severe disability.  The study also shows that only 41% of people with disabilities are employed. You can view the census report… Continue Reading Americans with Disabilities: 2010 Reports There are Nearly 1 in 5 People in the US with a Disability

Employee Profile: Karl Groves

Today's employee profile is of our Director of Training, Karl Groves. What do you do at Deque and how long have you been here? As of last month, I've been with Deque for two years now. My official title is "Director of Training". Most of what I do is create and deliver training for our customers. I've created training on everything from beginning to advanced… Continue Reading Employee Profile: Karl Groves

“Is your .edu accessible?” with Glenda Sims

Glenda "goodwitch" Sims will be leading a workshop at High Ed Web Arkansas on Thursday, July 26th from 9am to Noon. Here is a short video to give you a hint about the delicious accessibility adventures that await if you attend this workshop. Full workshop description is at http://hewebar.org/session/accessible-edu Not sure if your .edu is accessible?  Please contact us for a consult.

My Life Simplified via Accessible Web and Apps!

Here are some examples of how my life has been simplified through the use of accessible web sites and IOS apps usable by folks needing a screen reader: I can wake up to my phone's alarm and check the weather.This task previously required a specialized Braille or talking watch and/or lock and use of radio or television for weather information. I can pick out clothes… Continue Reading My Life Simplified via Accessible Web and Apps!

Upcoming #a11ychat on Monday, July 23!

Our next #a11y on Twitter is coming up on Monday.  This month we will feature Glenda Sims and Sharon Rush, and our topic is: "Disability be Damned! When Accessibility Brings Independence, Games, Art & Adventures to Life".  And, yes, that title is under 140 characters. The topic is apropos given that Deque has just announced our amazing Amaze plug-in, and the whispers about the Deque… Continue Reading Upcoming #a11ychat on Monday, July 23!

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