Two exciting bits of news that developers should know: We're making an appearance at one of the most anticipated developer events of the year. You can win a free Parrot Bebop Drone from Deque (more info on that below). In the Mix at CodeMash CodeMash V126.96.36.199 is an annual four-day event January 6-9, 2015, in Sandusky, Ohio. At CodeMash, thousands of developers converge to learn about… Continue Reading What You’ll Miss If You’re Not at CodeMash Developer Conference
Website accessibility regulations are changing. Is your airline ready? New ACAA Requirements Are Coming Fast The Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) was enacted to protect airline passengers with disabilities against discrimination. On November 12, 2013, the ACAA was amended to require air carriers to make their websites and kiosks accessible. These requirements begin to take effect in December 2015. Many airlines don't know how to determine if their websites are accessible, or how to figure… Continue Reading Not Ready for the New ACAA Regulations?
December 3, 2014 - Herndon, VA - Deque Systems is proud to announce a two-day Accessibility Bootcamp for web and mobile accessibility training on January 15-16 2015, at its headquarters in Herndon, VA. The hands-on training event will take attendees through the basics of accessibility and move quickly into intermediate and advanced territory. Designed for web developers, designers, testers, accessibility project managers, and program managers,… Continue Reading Deque Systems to Offer Web Accessibility Training “Bootcamp”
Usability testing often focuses on evaluating the usability of a website for a typical user. However, nearly 20% of the population has a disability, and the number of elderly website users is steadily increasing. Comprehensive usability testing must also consider the needs of people with disabilities. If you have limited experience conducting UX testing for users with disabilities, you're not alone. We know you have… Continue Reading How to Incorporate Users with Disabilities in UX Testing
I voted completely independently this morning. In the past, the "accessible" terminal had serious problems. It was a touch screen with no indication of where to touch and no feedback whether your intended vote had been submitted. The audio reading was so far behind the screen that I often had several votes that had to be canceled. Vetoing Inaccessible Voting Systems I gave feedback several… Continue Reading Making Voting Accessible for All
Deque Systems is releasing its WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for the iOS application development community. This tool automatically analyzes source code, as their iOS app is being developed, to validate that all accessibility attributes have been specified correctly. It integrates into the Xcode development environment and displays accessibility issues in the source code to aid in quick remediation. Developers can also learn how to address accessibility… Continue Reading Deque Systems Releases WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for iOS Developers