Deque CEO Preety Kumar Recognized as Top 100 MBE® Award Winner

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Deque Systems Founder and CEO Preety Kumar has been selected to receive the distinguished 2014 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The Top 100 MBE® ceremony is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The awards ceremony takes place during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Minority Enterprise Development Week in Baltimore.… Continue Reading Deque CEO Preety Kumar Recognized as Top 100 MBE® Award Winner

iOS8 Release Provides Greater Accessibility

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Apple's iOS8 was recently released, and we are excited about the improved accessibility bundled into the upgrade. Ablenet Technology offers a useful review of the new features and an iOS8 upgrade checklist to help you decide whether to upgrade now or wait. iOS8 boasts several accessibility improvements, including Switch Control, Assistive Touch enhancements, word prediction and more. Apple's designs often set the pace for industry standards,… Continue Reading iOS8 Release Provides Greater Accessibility

Does the “Shellshock Bash” Vulnerability Affect WorldSpace and Amaze?

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You may have heard about a new security vulnerability, called "Shellshock Bash." News reports claim that this vulnerability is affecting every Linux, Unix and Mac computer on the Internet, and that a malicious attacker can take control of these machines. Are Your Deque Applications at Risk? Deque Systems does not believe this vulnerability will affect WorldSpace or Amaze in either our cloud instances or onsite.… Continue Reading Does the “Shellshock Bash” Vulnerability Affect WorldSpace and Amaze?

Accessible HTML Heading Markup

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Do headings introduced to meet SC 2.4.10 (AAA) need to be marked up With an h<n> tag too? On this page, HTML heading markup h<n> tags are used for the titles of each scenario I / Ii / III and for each of the two ARIA1 and ARIA2 techniques. This is good enough to comply with SC 1.3.1 (A) for the three scenarios illustrated below.… Continue Reading Accessible HTML Heading Markup

Deque Systems Sponsors National Federation for the Blind Convention

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Deque Systems is proud to be an Accessibility Champion sponsor of the 2014 National Federation of the Blind Convention, held in Orlando Florida from July 1-6. This will be the 74th annual convention for NFB, which is the oldest and largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the United States. At the convention, Deque will be promoting and teaching NFB attendees about  Fix the Web and… Continue Reading Deque Systems Sponsors National Federation for the Blind Convention

Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells?

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Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells? In a recent thread my attention was drawn to a statement in the HTML5 specs that suggests some data tables may not need any markup for header cells after all. The line reads: "Observe the lack of headers, which are not necessary in such a table" with reference to the sample sudoku puzzle markup [1].… Continue Reading Data Tables Do Not Always Need Markup for Header Cells?

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