Building a Culture of Accessibility: Leadership Roles

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My colleagues and I believe in sustainable accessibility efforts. We'll hold your hand through those early projects, but, ultimately, we want to equip you and your team to manage your own accessibility. But having the tools and expertise is only half the battle. Just as buying and learning how to operate a treadmill won't improve your health, knowing how accessibility fits into your development process… Continue Reading Building a Culture of Accessibility: Leadership Roles

You’re Invited to Deque’s IAAP Certification Study Party!

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Why Should I Attend? This study party is free and open to all who are interested in accessibility and want to become accessibility experts. This certification is perfect for web developers, UI designers, accessibility managers, or a subject matter experts. As accessibility grows in awareness and necessity, this professional certification will competitively set you apart from other experts at your company or in your field.… Continue Reading You’re Invited to Deque’s IAAP Certification Study Party!

Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

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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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Intro to Advanced ARIA

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In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA - and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility. Continue Reading Intro to Advanced ARIA

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

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