John D. Kemp Champions Access for Those With Disabilities

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Deque Systems is proud to partner with National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) on an upcoming digital accessibility litigation webinar. The President & CEO of the NBDC is John D. Kemp, who is a well-respected leader in the disability movement, and is known for his business achievements both in the corporate and non-profit worlds. As a person who uses four prostheses, he uses his experience… Continue Reading John D. Kemp Champions Access for Those With Disabilities

Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

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Bach to Bach The Open Well-Tempered Clavier Kickstarter project, a.k.a. "Bach to Bach," is bringing free, high-quality recordings of composer Johann Sebastian  Bach's collection, Well-Tempered Clavier to the Internet under a Creative Commons license. The project is being helmed by Robert Douglass - founder of the successful Open Goldberg project - and concert pianist Kimiko Ishizaka and has already reached and surpassed its initial goal of… Continue Reading Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

CIO Magazine: Web Accessibility Now – Before the Law Requires It

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CIO magazine recently published a great article, "How to Prepare for Web Accessibility Before the Government Forces Your Hand". The piece explains the current landscape regarding web accessibility law and how Section 508 paved the way for web accessibility regulations. While Section 508 applies to government websites, a flurry of lawsuits related to equal access under the ADA (Americans With Disability Act) have recently put… Continue Reading CIO Magazine: Web Accessibility Now – Before the Law Requires It

Deque at USBLN, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Los Angeles

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Deque will be at the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) Annual Conference next week. Deque will be featured in the Expo Hall, and our CEO, Preety Kumar, will be presenting a plenary session on Digital Accessibility in the 21st Century Workplace. Digital Accessibility in the 21st Century Workplace: the Imperative Plenary Session, Oct. 2nd 3:45-5pm. Digital Accessibility is one of the most pressing issues in the… Continue Reading Deque at USBLN, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Los Angeles

Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

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The ubiquitous accessibility logo, featuring a stick figure in a wheelchair, is receiving a makeover. Activists, concerned that symbol was seen as too passive, have revitalized the image to depict the wheelchair in speeding motion. The original International Symbol of Access The original blue and white symbol, called The International Symbol of Access (ISA), was first designed by Susanne Koefd in 1968. It has since… Continue Reading Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law

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A group of e-reader manufacturers including Amazon, Sony, and Kobo, are petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to exempt the devices from federal accessibility laws. The 21st Century Communications and Video Act  (CVAA), which was signed into law in 2010, requires that "equipment used for advanced communications services [ACS], including end user equipment" be "accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities." In the petition to the FCC, the… Continue Reading Sony & Amazon Ask to Exempt E-readers from Accessibility Law

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