Deque Recognized as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate

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computerworld honors logoWe are so pleased to share that we have been named a Computerworld Honors Laureate. Our new product Amaze, and it's impact on web accessibility was a factor in the decision.


Deque Systems Recognized by Computerworld as a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate 

Deque's Amaze Web Accessibility Platform Highlights the Company's Visionary Use of Technology

HERNDON, VA--March 19, 2013-- IDG's Computerworld Honors Program today announces Deque Systems as a 2013 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

"Technology continues to play a pivotal role in transforming how business and society functions. For the past 25 years the Computerworld Honors Program has had the privilege of celebrating innovative IT achievements," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "Computerworld is honored to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the 2013 class of Laureates and to share their work. These projects demonstrate how IT can advance organizations' ability to compete, innovate, communicate and prosper."

"We are thrilled to be named a 2013 Laureate," said Preety Kumar, Deque Systems CEO. "We invented the Amaze web accessibility platform to make a difference in the world. The fact that Amaze enables organizations to make their websites accessible in half the time, at less cost, and more comprehensively than traditional approaches is a game changer for our customers and for web users who are disabled." More information about Amaze can be found at

Deque Systems is the leader in providing digital accessibility software and services to corporations, government agencies, educational institution and non-profits. Deque's tools and expertise helps companies to remove barriers in their web sites and mobile applications. Making their web and mobile resources accessible helps organizations reduce risk and to maximize the opportunity of servicing the community of people with disabilities.

The Computerworld Honors Program awards will be presented at the Gala Evening and Awards Ceremony on June 3, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

About The Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.

About Deque Systems

Deque Systems, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, VA, is a leading technology provider of end-to-end, integrated web accessibility solutions. Deque's unmatched abilities have earned the trust of government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small to midsized businesses seeking to optimize their web-based systems and empower employees to work collaboratively. Deque is an SBA 8(a) and SDB Certified woman owned business that values diversity.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

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For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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