How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

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When you design with the average user in mind, you design for no one! Web design has come a long way in the past few years, but some new design trends are making websites inaccessible to people with disabilities. In this post, principal accessibility strategist Denis Boudreau reveals some of the most common current design trends that are causing accessibility issues – along with suggestions on how to work around them. Continue Reading How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

Make your Word Documents Accessible with MS Word Accessibility Techniques

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Learn how to make your Word documents accessible in our MS Word Accessibility Techniques course at Deque University. This course is one of the key courses in our Accessibility for Document Creators Curriculum, and is the essential building block for anyone who wants to learn how to make their content accessible. Continue Reading Make your Word Documents Accessible with MS Word Accessibility Techniques

Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

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Calling all content creators and UX Designers! Our Deque University course on Accessible InDesign will provide you with the tools and know-how you need to make your InDesign content assets accessible. PDF or EPUB? We’ll help you figure it out. What to do about complex images and anchor text? We’ll show you the way. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

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If your organization is facing an important web or mobile accessibility compliance deadline and your team has little no experience with web accessibility, then this this guide is for you. Read on to learn what we cover in our helpful eGuide for digital accessibility compliance newbies – and you’ll have a better understanding of how to tackle that first accessibility project. Continue Reading Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

Why User Documentation Is Important

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Deque’s technical writer Scott Cooley explains why high quality user documentation for organizations is a critical part of understanding how to implement web accessibility, and also illustrates a company’s maturity. Scott uses the product resource guides available in Deque University to illustrate how user documentation can greatly benefit both user experience and product training. Continue Reading Why User Documentation Is Important

Get Smart About Web Accessibility

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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! Continue Reading Get Smart About Web Accessibility

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