Introducing axe 2.1.7

aXe 2.1.7 is here! In this post, Accessibility Evangelist Marcy Sutton details the technical upgrades in the latest version of aXe, our open source JavaScript accessibility testing engine. Read on to find out how this latest version is better than ever before.

Accessibility for User Experience Designers

In this post, JavaScript Developer Matt Isner details the ins and outs of accessible design for user experience designers. Matt covers everything from the initial design stage to the technical specifics, with several tips and practical “Deque How To” hacks to help you ensure that your website is accessible by design. Remember, solving accessibility problems means improving usability for everyone!

Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

Previously Paul J. Adam explained how to build ARIA role=”alert” Modal Dialogs in his A11y support series. In his latest post in the series, Paul details how to build another ARIA widget: a simple role=”button” UI control. He also explains what screen reader and browser combinations are supported when using other ARIA attributes allowed on role=”button.”

Real-Time Remote Usability Testing with Screen Reader Users, Part 2: Tips & Tricks

Here’s part 2 of Caitlin Geier’s 2-part series on remote usability testing with screen readers. In her second post, Caitlin covers important points to remember when setting up, recording, and observing the test. She offers several helpful and practical suggestions to make remote usability testing as easy as possible for both parties.

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.