Deque Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day with Free Course

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Deque Press ReleaseMay 15, 2014 – Herndon, VA – In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, on May 15, 2014, Deque Systems is opening its online “Web Accessibility Fundamentals” course in Deque University to the public for 30 days, free of charge.

“Education is key to spreading the word about accessibility. Together we can make digital equality a reality!“ said Deque CEO Preety Kumar in announcing the Accessibility Awareness Day offer.

Web Accessibility Fundamentals provides an overview of important web accessibility concepts, such as types of disabilities, how people with disabilities use the internet, what technologies they use, core principles of accessible design and universal design, guidelines, standards, and laws. This is a non-technical course, suitable for anyone interested in the topic. Deque also offers more technical courses for web developers and quality assurance professionals who need to know how to create or test for accessible web content.

The free trial includes 30 days of access to Deque’s “Web Accessibility Fundamentals” course on the Deque University website at https://dequeuniversity.com/events/2014/gaad. The offer also includes discounts on a Deque University subscription for customers who sign up during the free trial period (details vary based on group size).

About Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day is a community-driven effort whose goal is to focus one day to raise the profile of digital (web, software, mobile app/device, touch screen kiosk, etc.) accessibility and people with different disabilities. www.globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org

About Deque Systems

Founded in 1999, Deque Systems has paved the way for digital equality both from the user and technology perspectives. Deque has developed a uniquely robust suite of software tools that include WorldSpace, FireEyes, and Amaze. A thought leader in digital accessibility software and services, 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 www.deque.com.

Company Contact:

Caitlin Cashin, Marketing

caitlin.cashin@deque.com   |   (703) 225-0380

 

Agency Contact:

Dan Keelan, The Whole Brain Group

dkeelan@thewholebraingroup.com   |   (313) 806-6986

 

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