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

Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

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Google's Lighthouse Now Includes aXe-core! Notice anything different about Chrome DevTools lately? The Audits panel is now powered by Lighthouse, and the Accessibility Audit is powered by *drumroll* Deque's very own aXe-core rules engine! We learned that Google was planning to replace their own automated accessibility testing engine with aXe at the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego. Specifically, it would become the… Continue Reading Google Selects Deque’s aXe for Chrome DevTools

Accessible Emergency Weather Apps and Emergency Preparedness Tips

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As the United States is in the midst of hurricane season, it is very hard to see what people are going through in Texas, Georgia, and soon to be Florida and not view these disasters with twinges of empathetic pain. My intention is for this blog post to be a resource of emergency preparedness best practices for people with disabilities, especially those who live in… Continue Reading Accessible Emergency Weather Apps and Emergency Preparedness Tips

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

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Accessibility Meetups, Training, and Introducing aXe-core.org It's the 3rd Thursday of May, and you know what that means - it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day! (Or GAAD, for short.) GAAD was started by Los Angeles-based developer Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, accessibility expert, leader, and all-around mover and shaker. This is the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day to date, and there are events happening all over… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

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More Section 508 Refresh news: following the Access Board briefing held last week, the Final ICT Rule is set to be published today. In this post, we go over the 5 major changes you can expect in the refresh, and what this means for your organization. Plus, check out our helpful resources to get you Section 508 Refresh-ready. Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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Planning on attending CSUN 2017? Then make sure to mark your calendar for Deque's 2nd annual aXe Hackathon! A11y all-stars Marcy Sutton & Wilco Fiers will be using aXe to perform accessibility testing on open source component libraries, WordPress templates and resources. Learn how to perform basic accessibility testing, compile an a11y bug report and so much more...plus hang around for the free munchies and cool prizes. You don't want to miss this event! Continue Reading Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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