Deque’s Accessibility Library – aXe-core hits 1,000,000 Downloads

2017 was an exciting year for aXe-core. At the beginning of the year the Deque team found out Google would be integrating the aXe-core rules engine into their Lighthouse testing tools. aXe then became part of Chrome Devtools, providing Devtools' 20 million users with easy access to accessibility testing. In the fall, Microsoft announced that aXe-core would be integrated into Sonarwhal - their web linting… Continue Reading Deque’s Accessibility Library – aXe-core hits 1,000,000 Downloads

Understanding WCAG 2.1 – Reviewing Cognitive Success Criteria

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Hello, everyone! We are back on our accessibility adventure through WCAG 2.1, the seventh public working draft! This draft was published on December seventh by the W3C. Our focus today is going to be on the success criteria that are coming up as proposals in WCAG 2.1 that are focused on the needs of people with cognitive disabilities. In our last episode, we talked about… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1 – Reviewing Cognitive Success Criteria

Understanding WCAG 2.1 – Reviewing Low Vision Success Criteria

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Hi, everyone! I'm back to talk more about WCAG 2.1 and its latest December 7th working draft. We actually had a separate recording of this video ready to go, but since latest version, there have been a few changes so we have an up-to-date video ready for you. This video focuses on low vision and offers a brief overview of the other topics that we'll… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1 – Reviewing Low Vision Success Criteria

Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

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Join us and a panel of experts who will guide you through the latest policy changes. You may be surprised by the impact on your agency. Wednesday, December 6th, 9:00-11:30AM at the Westin Crystal City Meeting Room: Jefferson Ballroom 1 (2nd Floor) Address:1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202 Metro Stop (Blue & Yellow Lines): 1-minute walk to the Crystal City Metro Station As the… Continue Reading Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

The axe-core team at Deque has been working hard on a set of updates to the aXe ecosystem of accessibility testing tools. Let's go over the latest developments so you can decide which tools work best for you! Introducing aXe Coconut To make it easy for everyone to test the leading edge of axe-core, we've introduced a new free Chrome extension, called aXe Coconut. It… Continue Reading Test the leading edge of accessibility with aXe Coconut and axe-core 3.0-alpha

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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