Deque to Host Web Accessibility & ARIA Training “Bootcamp” April 30 – May 1, 2015

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Join Deque for a two-day web and ARIA Accessibility Training Bootcamp April 30 - May 1, 2015, in Herndon, VA. At the Accessibility Bootcamp you'll learn the basics of accessibility and move quickly into intermediate and advanced territory. Designed for web developers, testers, accessibility project managers, and program managers, the event will provide practical hands-on experience with screen readers. You'll also get six months of free access… Continue Reading Deque to Host Web Accessibility & ARIA Training “Bootcamp” April 30 – May 1, 2015

Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

Many companies are quickly learning how powerful persons with disabilities can be. Regulations around the globe are being implemented to ensure that all people have equal access to digital services such as websites and mobile apps. But not all companies are complying. Often an organization doesn't even realize they're not web accessible -- other times they haven't become accessible because they don't know how to… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Lawsuits and Settlements Are on the Rise

Deque Systems Announces a Comprehensive 508 Refresh/WCAG Transition Package

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For Immediate Release March 02, 2015 Herndon, Virginia--Nearly two decades after the original Section 508 Standards were issued, a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) makes the transition to the Section 508 Refresh imminent. Deque has compiled the breadth of its technology, training, content and functional expertise to help make this transition easier for Federal Government Agencies and Contractors. Commenting on the NPRM, Preety Kumar, CEO… Continue Reading Deque Systems Announces a Comprehensive 508 Refresh/WCAG Transition Package

Attending CSUN 2015? Check Out Deque’s Great Events!

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Deque has joined forces with the Accessible Karaoke Party to present what is sure to be the can't-miss event of CSUN 2015! Things will kickoff at 5:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall. Join us for refreshments and be sure to get your ticket for a special iWatch Raffle that will be limited to those who join us in the Exhibit Hall! At 6:30 pm, make your way to… Continue Reading Attending CSUN 2015? Check Out Deque’s Great Events!

Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

Section 508 Experts to Discuss Federal Contracts at National Press Club Event

If your organization provides videos on your website or through a service like YouTube or Vimeo, you may be placing yourself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit. Recently Harvard and MIT were both sued by advocates for the deaf for violating anti-discrimination laws by failing to provide closed-captioning in their online classes, podcasts and other online media. The National Association of the Deaf accused the… Continue Reading Could Your Company’s Videos Get You Sued for ADA Noncompliance?

United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

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The United States Access Board has just announced that it has released a proposed rule for public comment. The rule would update accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. "The Board's proposal is responsive to widespread changes and innovations in the IT and communication industries," states Sachin Dev Pavithran, Vice Chair of… Continue Reading United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

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