Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013

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Here is a round-up of accessibility links from across the web this week: "Using NVDA to Evaluate Web Accessiblity" - WebAIM "4 Tips You Can Learn From Blind People" (VIDEO) - TommyEdisonXP "How Design has the Potential to Help People with Dementia" - The Future Perfect Company "Role-Based Accessibility in Government: Everyone's Responsibility" - HowTo.gov "My web my way" - BBC Guide to Accessibility "Readability Bookmarklet"… Continue Reading Deque Accessibility Round-Up – March 29, 2013

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

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In the first post of this series, we covered why integrating accessibility at the very first steps of a project can be beneficial to the process of PDF remediation. We also covered why it is always better to plan accessibility in advance, by building it into the source document rather than bolting it onto the PDF document. The most efficient way to build in accessibility… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal posted an article about the increasing number of suits filed over website accessibility. It mentioned suits against retailers such as Target, Netflix, Travelocity, and Bank of America to name a few, illustrating that litigation efforts span the gamut of customer-focused websites. While the article made a lot of points, we want to highlight the four listed below - While most… Continue Reading Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping

Deque’s Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant

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Approximately 57 million people in the United States are living with a disability, and the vast majority of those people have a disability that affects their ability to use the Internet.  Deque Systems is committed to developing new technologies that make the web accessible to users with disabilities and to fostering new talent and projects that can help achieve this mission. The Amaze Digital Accessibility… Continue Reading Deque’s Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant

Deque Systems Achieves CMMI Level 2 Status for Development and Services

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Deque Systems has been appraised at Level 2 of the CMMI Institute's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for both the development (CMMI -DEV 1.3) and services (CMMI - SVC 1.3) constellations. The eight month long effort involved two teams representing software development and services departments, respectively. The appraisal was conducted by Quality Waves Global Solutions, an SEI partner, using Standard CMMI® Appraisal Method for Process… Continue Reading Deque Systems Achieves CMMI Level 2 Status for Development and Services

Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1

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When asked what the most important PDF accessibility requirements are, most people will tell you that in order to be considered accessible, PDF documents need to: Be tagged using semantic markup so they become easily navigable by assistive technologies such as screen readers and refreshable braille displays Have their logical reading order specified independently of their visual appearance so their accessibility is enhanced for people… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 1

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