Deque Announces New Partnership with jQuery

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Deque Press ReleaseWASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Deque Systems has partnered with jQuery as their preferred accessibility sponsor with the goal to equip jQuery developers and contributors with the knowledge and tools to create code that is accessible to users with disabilities. To kick off this partnership, jQuery and Deque are hosting a JavaScript Accessibility Summit at Deque headquarters in Herndon, VA, October 10th-11th. This special 2-day event will cover the most common web accessibility issues encountered in the jQuery User Interface and jQuery Mobile, options available to remedy the most common accessibility problems found in applications that use jQuery, and techniques needed to make jQuery components accessible.

"The jQuery Foundation is thrilled to be working closely with Deque in furthering our longstanding commitment to make jQuery more accessible to all users regardless of ability," said Executive Director Richard Worth.

The jQuery Accessibility Summit will cover Web Accessibility Fundamentals; HTML 5 Accessibility; an Overview of ARIA, JavaScript, and Interactive Web Accessibility; jQuery Mobile Accessibility; a jQuery UI Accessibility Face-Off; and much more. There will also be an exclusive demonstration of Deque's groundbreaking Amaze technology.

According to Deque CEO, Preety Kumar, "This summit is a unique opportunity for anyone with jQuery experience to gain a more intimate knowledge of how jQuery can be made accessible. They'll get a chance to sit down with some of Deque's top experts and developers as well as experts from WebAIM, The Paciello Group, and the Inclusive Design Research Centre. We are very excited to share our passion for digital equality with the jQuery community and looking forward to developing our relationship with the jQuery Foundation."

The summit speakers include:

  • Paul Adam (Deque)

  • Dylan Barrell (Deque)

  • Paul Bohman (Deque)

  • Birkir Gunnarsson (Deque)

  • Hans Hillen (Paciello Group)

  • Ian Kelly (Deque)

  • Preety Kumar (Deque)

  • Sailesh Panchang (Deque)

  • Jared Smith (WebAIM)

  • Joseph Scheuhammer (IDRC)

The jQuery Foundation is a member supported non-profit trade association for web developers. They coordinate development on jQuery open source projects: jQuery,jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, QUnit, and Sizzle; provide high-quality documentation for jQuery Foundation projects:,,, and; host world-wide conferences for developers to learn and share their experiences in creating applications:; and participate in the web standards process as an advocate for the needs of web developers, through groups such as the W3C and ECMA TC39 (JavaScript).

Deque Systems was founded in 1999 to pave the way for digital equality both from both user and the technology perspectives. Deque has developed a uniquely robust suite of software tools that include WorldSpace Sync - our enterprise level testing and remediation tool, FireEyes - a free testing plugin, and Amaze - a game-changing new software tool for accessibility triage and remediation. Deque has been a market leader, and a thought leader, in digital accessibility software and services for over a decade; and since the commercial launch of Amaze in 2012, Deque has experienced rapid growth and secured its place as the top accessibility software and services provider. In June 2013, Deque was awarded the Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award for Innovation for the Amaze technology, and the company has been recognized in the Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies for four years running. Learn more at


For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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