Accessible Text Input in Android

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Melinda Kothbauer. The default text entry field in Android is the EditText object. EditText objects are difficult because the common practices for making Android UI elements accessible (content descriptions), do not work. Android provides the framework to make EditText objects accessible, but it is important to know what, when, and how to use the built-in tools. In… Continue Reading Accessible Text Input in Android

Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

WorldSpace accessibility testing software now complies with the new mandate for Secure Personal Identity Verification (PIV) for Federal Employees and Contractors Deque's WorldSpace®, used throughout the Federal Government for web accessibility testing and Section 508 compliance reporting, now provides for PIV-compliant user authentication and single sign-on (SSO). Software products used by Federal Government Agencies are required to comply with the updated Personal Identify Verification standard… Continue Reading Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

Dynamic Notifications

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Jennifer Dailey. Dynamic content in applications can be tricky to handle properly, and can lead to numerous accessibility violations. It is important to know the tools iOS provides you to handle dynamic content. Dynamic application content is easy to handle properly as long as your understand these tools and how to use them. In this post we… Continue Reading Dynamic Notifications

Get Accelerated Mobile Accessibility Training at Deque’s Next Bootcamp

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Join Deque for a two-day Mobile Accessibility Training Bootcamp: August 6-7, 2015, in Austin, TX. At the Accessibility Bootcamp you'll learn the basics of accessibility and move quickly into intermediate and advanced territory. This hands-on workshop will give you everything you need to know to create accessible mobile websites and mobile apps. If you're a developer, tester, or a program manager, this event is designed… Continue Reading Get Accelerated Mobile Accessibility Training at Deque’s Next Bootcamp

Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Deque recently had the opportunity to take part in the 2015 M-Enabling Summit--a two-day annual meeting that's exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessibility and assistive applications and services. It's a terrific opportunity to take the pulse of mobile accessibility trends and discover what's on the horizon. We caught up with a couple of our representatives after the event--Matt Feldman and John Foliot--to find out what… Continue Reading Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Accessibility Testing Goes Open Source and Mainstream

Introducing aXe: The Accessibility Engine I am thrilled to make our award-winning accessibility rules engine available as open source so we as a community can build upon 15 years of industry-leading accessibility research and best practices. Accessibility experts can now stop duplicating efforts and work from a common set of rules. Developers and testers can quickly get consistent, reliable, and meaningful results that are actionable.… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing Goes Open Source and Mainstream

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