Deque President Preety Kumar to Attend White House 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act Today

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On Monday, July 26, President Obama will hold an event at the White House to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on this date in 1990.

Preety Kumar, President & Founder of Deque Systems, one of the first web accessibility-focused companies in the United States, has been invited to attend the festivities.

In addition to remarks by President Obama, attendees will enjoy performances by Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, Patti LaBelle and Marlee Matlin, and remarks by Marca Bristo, President of Access Living, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes.

Today's ADA celebration, which begins at 5:30 Eastern time, will be streamed live 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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