Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

In the last few blog posts from this column, we've discussed the importance of focusing on core accessibility rules when it comes to tackling web accessibility requirements so designers and developers really understand what the different WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Success Criteria mean. Prior to that, we had also discussed the importance of leaving designers and developers some breathing room so they could come up… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Web Accessibility – It‘s always about the users!

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When I come home from work, after a fun filled day of analyzing website code, my 6-year-old son sometimes asks me "What's your job daddy?" I have to give him a simple answer he can understand, so I tell him my job is to make sure that everyone can go on the Internet. If he keeps asking me further questions, I usually distract him with… Continue Reading Web Accessibility – It‘s always about the users!

#A11ySmackdown

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ARIA vs Old School HTML Which side of the fence do you stand on? Are you ready to defend your position? Join us Monday, June 17th at 4PM EDT for an #a11y Smackdown! We'll be talking ARIA vs. HTML.  Why would you use one over the other?  What are the benefits?  Where do they fall short?  We'll answer questions like, "Will ARIA break an old system?",… Continue Reading #A11ySmackdown

ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference Power Breakfast

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If you're planning to head out to the American Banker's Association Regulatory Compliance Conference in Chicago this weekend, make sure you plan to attend our Power Breakfast session on June 11th. Our session, titled "Digital and Mobile Accessibility: Is Your Bank Prepared?", will be presented by Deque CEO Preety Kumar and Kristina Launey, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw. The presentation will cover everything you need to know… Continue Reading ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference Power Breakfast

Requirements for Accessible PDF part four: Proper Conversion Process

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In the first three parts of this series, we've looked at ways through which content can be optimized directly in the authoring source document, so accessibility is built right in from the very beginning. We've argued why it was preferable to build accessibility right in, rather than waiting until the document had been converted from an authoring source to bolt it on the resulting PDF.… Continue Reading Requirements for Accessible PDF part four: Proper Conversion Process

Coming soon to a theater near you: Accessibility!

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The Royal Treatment More and more companies are recognizing the importance of making their content accessible to customers regardless of ability. This trend towards accessibility has now gone Hollywood: Regal Cinemas, the largest movie theater chain in the United States, is rolling out assistive technology glasses nationwide. Sony Entertainment Access Glasses are a breakthrough technology which enables instant closed-captioning as well as an audio headset… Continue Reading Coming soon to a theater near you: Accessibility!

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