USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

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For Immediate Release February 17, 2015 Contact: Anita Howard Phone: (800) 706-2710 anita@usbln.org WASHINGTON, DC (February 17, 2015) - The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is pleased to announce the appointment of David L. Casey, VP, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health; Regina Edwards, Senior Vice President, Corporate Supplier Diversity, Wells Fargo & Company; and David L. Gonzales, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Merck… Continue Reading USBLN® Announces its 2015 Board of Directors and Officers

Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

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What if you learned there's an entire segment of users who find your user-centered design to be completely unusable? Not frustrating or difficult, but completely unusable? These users can't navigate around your website, they can't use the input controls and they can't understand the layout of the page itself. Your website won't let them, because your design hasn't addressed how they use the web. These… Continue Reading Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Deque Is Hosting a Reception and Talks at the CSUN 2015 Conference

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Deque Systems is hosting a party at CSUN's 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference March 2-7, 2015 in San Diego, and we're presenting several talks. If you're there, be sure to check these out! Deque-Sponsored Activities at CSUN 2015 Stop by our booth to get a free trial of Deque University, our online teaching portal. And come to our reception on Wednesday… Continue Reading Deque Is Hosting a Reception and Talks at the CSUN 2015 Conference

Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

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Google software can interpret and describe complex images as naturally and accurately as a sighted person - without human assistance. Beyond Object Recognition Two new artificial intelligence software programs can accurately interpret images and describe them more accurately than ever before. Developed independently by Stanford University and Google, the software programs can often describe images as accurately and meaningfully as humans. Until now, image recognition software… Continue Reading Advanced AI Software Provides Natural Description of Images

Drawing Inspiration from Traumatic Brain Injury

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  I was deeply inspired by a conversation I recently had with Anne Forrest, one of the nation's leading patient advocates for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Anne suffered a mild TBI herself during a car accident in 1997. I had the pleasure to attend her first presentation after her injury, to Dr. John Slatin's class on accessibility at the University of Texas Institute… Continue Reading Drawing Inspiration from Traumatic Brain Injury

Deque’s First Web Accessibility Bootcamp Is a Great Success

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Deque just hosted the hugely successful Web Accessibility Training Bootcamp January 15-16. The event was just the first of three Bootcamps in 2015, a two-day, fast-paced, hands-on workshop covering a wide range of topics--from disability types and assistive technologies to HTML accessibility techniques, ARIA, and JavaScript accessibility. Attendees flocked from all over the United States, and even as far as Mexico City, to attend the… Continue Reading Deque’s First Web Accessibility Bootcamp Is a Great Success

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