Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

Previously Paul J. Adam explained how to build ARIA role=”alert” Modal Dialogs in his A11y support series. In his latest post in the series, Paul details how to build another ARIA widget: a simple role=”button” UI control. He also explains what screen reader and browser combinations are supported when using other ARIA attributes allowed on role=”button.”

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir’s contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C.

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Here’s part 2 of Caitlin Geier’s 2-part series on remote usability testing with screen readers. In her second post, Caitlin covers important points to remember when setting up, recording, and observing the test. She offers several helpful and practical suggestions to make remote usability testing as easy as possible for both parties.

Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Learn about the newest cool tool from Deque: The Android Analyzer, which will help developers create accessible Android apps with the integration of accessibility testing into their development workflow. The Analyzer’s rules have been developed in accordance with emerging WCAG mobile standards. Best of all, it’s built for both manual and automated testing and can be specified to meet developers needs.

Introducing aXe 2.0!

It’s here! We’re excited to announce the launch of aXe 2.0, an updated version of our open source accessibility testing engine! We’ve made improvements to many rules and checks, introduced a plugin system, added configuration options, and enhanced our project’s infrastructure. Read this post by Marcy Sutton, Deque’s a11y evangelist and senior front-end developer to learn more about why the latest version of aXe is better than ever, and how you can get involved.