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Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.

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How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

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.

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Make your Word Documents Accessible with MS Word Accessibility Techniques

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.

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Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

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.

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Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

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.

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Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool.

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