How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

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Hey, everyone! In this week's video I discussed the UI adjustable trait. I recently gave a presentation regarding the UI adjustable trait design pattern at the Bay Area Accessibility Camp by LinkedIn and Microsoft. It was a really great experience and I was able to demo this cool design pattern, but I didn't have a chance to talk about how and when it should be… Continue Reading How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

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Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted their Sonarwhal project, dubbed a "linting tool for the web", which they donated to the JavaScript Foundation. As a community project, Sonarwhal encourages developers to test for accessibility early in the development process using Deque's axe-core library under the hood, in addition to rules for interoperability, security, and performance. We're thrilled to see our work leveraged in open source projects… Continue Reading Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

Understanding Axe and Attest Extension compatibility with Firefox

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If you're currently using our aXe Firefox extension, WorldSpace Attest extension for Firefox or FireEyes II, this message is for you. To ensure full functionality of these tools, this post intends to help you understand which extensions work best on specific versions of Firefox. To start, this shortcut guide maps the product version you might be using, with the compatible version of Firefox recommended for… Continue Reading Understanding Axe and Attest Extension compatibility with Firefox

Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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Here we are on a quest to answer the question "What is WCAG 2.1?" My intention is to address this in a few posts. You might find some added context in my first post about the history of WCAG.  As a contributor to W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, helping to craft the next version of WCAG 2.1. let's talk more here about what to expect… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

Upcoming Webinar: How Persons with Disabilities Use the Web

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Join us and a virtual panel who will guide you through what it is like to use the web as a person with a disability. Thursday, November 30th, 11:00AM-12:00PM EST Summary This webinar is intended to create awareness around web accessibility, or how persons with disabilities use the web. This panel is a great introduction for people who are new to accessibility but want to… Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: How Persons with Disabilities Use the Web

Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

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Join us and a panel of experts who will guide you through the latest policy changes. You may be surprised by the impact on your agency. Wednesday, December 6th, 9:00-11:30AM at the Westin Crystal City Meeting Room: Jefferson Ballroom 1 (2nd Floor) Address:1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202 Metro Stop (Blue & Yellow Lines): 1-minute walk to the Crystal City Metro Station As the… Continue Reading Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

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