Big plans for GAAD 2016

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day logoThis Thursday - May 19, 2016 - is the fifth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, an event started by Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion to help further the cause and bring awareness to digital accessibility.  Every year the list of participants grows as more events are scheduled around the globe, and every year Deque is excited to find new ways to contribute.

Deque University

We are very pleased to announce that on May 19th, we will be making the Deque University online web accessibility curriculum available to people with disabilities for free. The full details of this offer will be shared on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, so stay tuned to the blog to learn more

Deque India

This year, Deque India in Hyderabad is hosting a full afternoon of free accessibility seminars covering:

  • A11Y trends
  • WCAG Overview
  • A11Y testing with aXe
  • IAAP Certification
  • Intro to Mobile A11Y

The event will also include individual demonstrations of aXe and WorldSpace Attest.  Visit to learn more and sign up.

GAAD Detroit

Deque is very pleased to be sponsoring this year's Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit event. In addition, Harris Schneiderman and Matt Isner from the Deque Labs team will be volunteering at the event, helping attendees learn how to navigate with screen readers. Visit the Refresh Detroit Meetup event page to learn more and sign up.



For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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