Here is our very own VP of Product Development, Dylan Barrell, to tell us a little bit more about Amaze. First, give us a one-sentence summary of what Amaze is. It's a way to fix applications that aren't accessible without changing the source code of those applications. It's amazing! How does it work? It works a little bit like a stylesheet for accessibility. It… Continue Reading Dylan Barrell Talks Amaze
What do you do at Deque and how long have you been here? I started at Deque in June of 2011. As of July 2011 I have been the embedded Accessibility Expert at the US Department of Education where I help the department comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. How did you find Deque (or how did Deque find you)? Since I have worked in… Continue Reading Deque Employee Profile: Barry Johnson
Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Section 508 Compliance Doesn't Get Lost in the Cloud" - GCN, Emerging Tech "Register for John Slatin Access U, scheduled for May 14-16, 2013" - Knowbility "Take the WebAIM Survey of Users with Low Vision" - WebAIM "Join Joseph K. O'Connor in a global effort to build a more accessible Word Press" -… Continue Reading Accessibility Round-Up – February 15, 2013
Next Tuesday from 5-6pm EST is our February #a11ychat! Our topic this month is the CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference at the end of the month in San Diego, CA. We will be talking about Deque's presentations and events at CSUN; and, if you are also attending CSUN this year, this is your opportunity to share! CSUN Guide In fact, we will… Continue Reading February #a11ychat Topic: CSUN 2013
The Financial Brand posted a very interesting article on Friday about the importance of making sure your website is ADA compliant: "Could Your Banking Website Be The Target Of A Lawsuit?" - TheFinancialBrand.com The Next Frontier In the piece, Virginia-based attorney Brian G. Muse is quoted as saying, "Websites in many ways are becoming the next frontier for ADA litigation. ... For the past 10… Continue Reading Is your Banking Website at Risk?
Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Advanced ARIA tip #1: Tabs in web apps" - Marco's Accessibility Blog "Text alternatives for images: a decision tree" - 4 Syllables "Innovative Ways the Autism Community Uses iPads" - Mashable "Web Accessibility Certificate: 2013 Registration Open" - Media Access Australia "ARIA-label, labelledby, describedby" - Maxability "Getting Started with OS X VoiceOver" -… Continue Reading Accessibility Link Round-Up – February 8, 2013