Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Ambiguous IDs: Harmless Lurker or Queen of Disaster? A Little Background It's one of the most common WCAG 4.1.1 violations reported by automated accessibility testing tools such as aXe, and it can cause a fair share of problems for your users. It happens when more than one element on the webpage have the same ID attribute. People often ask me how these seemingly innocuous ambiguous… Continue Reading Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Something you may not be aware of: at any given time: roughly 20% of Americans have either a temporary or permanent disability that may prevent them from enjoying the same experience with a website as the rest of the population. The disability might range from having decreased vision as a result of aging or breaking an arm - to something more serious - such as… Continue Reading 5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Translating Accessibility Issues Into Agile Solutions

At Deque, we pride ourselves on delivering a complete set of tools and services to help our customers achieve success in web accessibility. The meaning of "complete" in this context is ever evolving, however. As we learn what our customers need in order to succeed, we react by incorporating their needs into our offerings. Recently, in direct response to such a need, we learned how… Continue Reading Translating Accessibility Issues Into Agile Solutions

Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today's post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.) In this video Matt will cover... Why we've chosen to… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

One of the most challenging aspects of mobile accessibility is that most developers,managers, user interface designers, software engineers, etc don't have a disability that makes the use of websites and mobile apps difficult. That is, they aren't able to view the process from a user perspective. It's understandable that this would happen, but it nevertheless makes their job more difficult when it comes to accessibility.… Continue Reading An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

In the post I published a few days ago I shared how to  efficiently create a strategic accessibility prioritization plan.The strategy is based on the fundamentals of  defining a standard and identifying core digital properties and functions of your business.  - in order to help you understand how to prioritize what to fix first. Now that we've laid the groundwork for your accessibility strategy, it's… Continue Reading Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

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