Introducing aXe 2.0!

Axe The accessibility engine

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. Continue Reading Introducing aXe 2.0!

Staying On Top of Digital Accessibility Technologies: Deque at the W3C

There's an old adage that states "The only thing constant is change", and when it comes to the world of Digital Accessibility that axiom is spot-on. Technology continues to grow at a rapid rate, with new devices and standards emerging all the time. Staying on top of those changes is critical to our mission at Deque. It's how we're able to provide our clients with… Continue Reading Staying On Top of Digital Accessibility Technologies: Deque at the W3C

Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

In the post I published a few days ago I shared how to  efficiently create a strategic accessibility prioritization plan.The strategy is based on the fundamentals of  defining a standard and identifying core digital properties and functions of your business.  - in order to help you understand how to prioritize what to fix first. Now that we've laid the groundwork for your accessibility strategy, it's… Continue Reading Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

Accessibility Prioritization: Laying the Foundation with a Strategic Plan [Part 1]

Stategic A11Y Prioritization Matrix. Litigation risk on x-axis. User impact on y-axis.

You know you have accessibility issues that need to be fixed...yesterday. Maybe you've hired an accessibility consultant to tell you what's wrong with your site or mobile application.  If you've hired an accessibility consultant, most likely they've given you an assessment with a list of all the issues. At Deque, for example, the first accessibility project with new clients is often an  assessment and remediation… Continue Reading Accessibility Prioritization: Laying the Foundation with a Strategic Plan [Part 1]

Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Deque recently had the opportunity to take part in the 2015 M-Enabling Summit--a two-day annual meeting that's exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessibility and assistive applications and services. It's a terrific opportunity to take the pulse of mobile accessibility trends and discover what's on the horizon. We caught up with a couple of our representatives after the event--Matt Feldman and John Foliot--to find out what… Continue Reading Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Global Accessibility Awareness Day: BugBash Global Community Effort

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Deque and the A11Y community by helping us file accessibility bug reports with assistive technology vendors and web browser developers. We're asking everyone involved with GAAD and A11Y on Twitter to file as many UA/AT accessibility-related bugs as they can handle, and to post the bugs they've filed to the GAAD Bug Bash Google Spreadsheet Tracker. The GAAD A11Y… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day: BugBash Global Community Effort

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