Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonar Project

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Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted their Sonar project, dubbed a "linting tool for the web". Sonar 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 from Microsoft and Google, since it means tech giants recognize our… Continue Reading Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonar Project

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

WorldSpace® Comply accessibility testing software expands commitment to Federal Employees and Contractors with CAC card integration

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Deque's WorldSpace Comply, used throughout the Federal Government for web accessibility testing and Section 508 compliance reporting, has extended user authentication and single sign-on (SSO) to smart cards. Software products used by Federal Government Agencies like the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)  must require users to log in using their Common Access Cards (CAC). Federal Government employees and contractors can now use their CAC smart card… Continue Reading WorldSpace® Comply accessibility testing software expands commitment to Federal Employees and Contractors with CAC card integration

Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

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What is WCAG 2.1? Ooo that's an exciting question. I'd like to address it in parts if you don't mind. My name is Glenda "The Goodwitch" Sims and I've been in the field of accessibility since before 2000. Right now, I have the great privilege of being an active member of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C. That's what I do as a… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Corinne Weible, Deputy Project Director for PEAT, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology to discuss National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Whew, those are some long acronyms. Corinne has been an advocate for disability awareness for more than 3 years and focuses on employment and accessible technology. She offered some unique perspectives, a history of NDEAM, and… Continue Reading A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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