Web Accessibility Software – Get It Right the First Time

Denis Boudreau

Many organizations who are starting their web accessibility journey will often contact us and ask us for demos and quotes of our industry leading enterprise scan tool - WorldSpace Sync. The pervasive thinking seems to be, "if we just buy a tool, we can figure out the rest."I liken that strategy to someone knowing they need to perform surgery and thinking if they just purchase… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Software – Get It Right the First Time

Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

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I like to think of myself as being a pragmatic. I'm also very passionate about what we affectionately call "a11y", or accessibility. So it should come as no surprise that when Deque asked me how I wanted to name this new column for our blog, I decided to call it  "pragmatica11y". To me, "pragmatic accessibility" means keeping an open mind about different ideas and accepting… Continue Reading Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

#a11ychat How-to Guide

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Last month we had record participation in our monthly #a11ychat on Twitter, and we hope you all keep coming back. For those of you who are new to Twitter or the concept of a "tweetchat" - perhaps even a little intimidated by the whole thing - we've got your back. Here is a handy little guide to the art of the tweetchat. 1. First, you… Continue Reading #a11ychat How-to Guide

Successful 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies: New trends, case studies, and best practices

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Deque is giving a seminar on Wednesday, October 24th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. As more and more federal agencies utilize web-based tools to deliver information and services to constituents, 508 compliance becomes more critical to ensure that users who are disabled have equal access. Join a panel of experts who have implemented, supported, and benefited from successful 508 compliance programs at… Continue Reading Successful 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies: New trends, case studies, and best practices

#a11ychat – Making Video and Audio Accessible to All

Welcome to the second web accessibility chat, AKA #a11ychat! The "Accessibility Avengers" @nethermind and @goodwitch will be your high energy hosts and moderators for this event. The topic for this chat will be: "Making Video and Audio Accessible to All: What are your successes and biggest challenges?" Elle Waters (@nethermind) and Glenda Sims (@goodwitch) will kick off the discussion with their thoughts and questions on… Continue Reading #a11ychat – Making Video and Audio Accessible to All

Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

Old browsers? Old AT? JavaScript to the rescue! In the last part of our series on accessible form validation and usability enhancements we're adding the jQuery Validation plugin to make sure our form is universally accessible on all devices that support JavaScript including the dreaded IE6. Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Default Settings) Demo Form with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & jQuery Validation (Tweaked… Continue Reading Accessible Client-side Form Validation with HTML5, WAI-ARIA, & the jQuery Validation Plugin

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