What’s in Store for CSUN 2017

CSUN 2017 is just around the corner, and we have an exciting roster of events planned. Featuring 17 presentations on every aspect of web accessibility – from mobile accessibility to accessibility testing to accessible design – this year’s CSUN is sure to be more informative than ever before. Plus, don’t forget our aXe Hackathon, accessible karaoke and pre-conference workshops! With so much in store, we can’t wait to see you there!

Get Smart About Web Accessibility

We understand that Web Accessibility can be a little overwhelming. So we’ve created a variety of tools and training to help get you educated on all aspects of web accessibility – starting with the basics. In this post, you’ll learn about our comprehensive Web Accessibility Fundamentals course offered at Deque University, and you’ll also be able to watch our free Web Accessibility 101 webinar. Time to get smart about web accessibility!

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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!

Towards Digital Inclusion: Deque at Accessing Higher Ground

The 19th annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference is taking place next week in Westminster, Colorado, and Deque will be there. Come visit us at booth 8 and stay for presentations given by Principal Accessibility Strategist John Foliot and Principal Web Accessibility Consultant and Trainer Denis Boudreau. Topics covered include sustainable accessibility, inclusive design and UX, accessible social media and more.

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir’s contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C.

Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Learn about the newest cool tool from Deque: The Android Analyzer, which will help developers create accessible Android apps with the integration of accessibility testing into their development workflow. The Analyzer’s rules have been developed in accordance with emerging WCAG mobile standards. Best of all, it’s built for both manual and automated testing and can be specified to meet developers needs.

Introducing aXe 2.0!

It’s here! We’re excited to announce the launch of aXe 2.0, an updated version of our open source accessibility testing engine! We’ve made improvements to many rules and checks, introduced a plugin system, added configuration options, and enhanced our project’s infrastructure. Read this post by Marcy Sutton, Deque’s a11y evangelist and senior front-end developer to learn more about why the latest version of aXe is better than ever, and how you can get involved.