HERNDON, Va., June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program has bestowed the 21st Century Achievement Award for Innovation to Deque for their groundbreaking Amaze digital accessibility software at the Computerworld Awards Gala held Monday night at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.
In an earlier IDG release, Julia King (Computerworld Executive Editor of Events) stated, “Last night, the Computerworld Honors Program recognized 267 innovative uses of technology that are changing the world by contributing positively to the greater social, economic and environmental good. The gathering of IT visionaries from more than 25 countries demonstrates the immense potential of information technology to narrow daunting divides in economic and educational opportunities among people around the globe.”
Deque’s CEO, Preety Kumar said, “We invented the Amaze web accessibility platform to make a difference in the world. The fact that Amaze enables organizations to make their websites accessible in half the time, at less cost, and more comprehensively than traditional approaches is a game changer for our customers and for web users with disabilities.”
Amaze represents a whole new approach to digital accessibility remediation. It works through the creation of accessibility overlays that render a site accessible without altering or requiring access to a site’s source code and can be used on third-party content. More information about Amaze can be found at https://www.deque.com/amaze.
Deque Systems is the leader in providing digital accessibility software and services (i.e. software and services to render web content usable to users with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive disabilities) to corporations, government agencies, educational institution and non-profits. Deque’s tools and expertise helps companies to remove barriers in their websites and mobile applications. Making their web and mobile resources accessible helps organizations reduce risk and to maximize the opportunity of servicing the community of people with disabilities.
About The Computerworld Honors Program
Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past Laureate case studies, as well as oral histories of Leadership Award recipients can be found at the Computerworld Honors website.
About Deque Systems
Deque Systems, Inc., headquartered in Herndon, VA, is a leading technology provider of end-to-end, integrated web accessibility solutions. Deque’s unmatched abilities have earned the trust of government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small to midsized businesses seeking to optimize their web-based systems and empower employees to work collaboratively. Deque is an SBA 8(a) and SDB Certified woman owned business that values diversity.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (http://www.computerworld.com/), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at http://www.idgenterprise.com/.
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