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Deque Systems Adds Renowned Speakers to Axe-con 2022 Line-up

Prominent digital accessibility platform adds Tim Berners-Lee, Rachel Andrew, Regine Gilbert and more to industry-leading conference.

HERNDON, VA – October 14, 2021 Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, announced today a number of renowned, expert speakers participating in axe-con 2022, which will take place virtually on March 15-17, 2022.

Axe-con 2022 is an open and inclusive digital accessibility conference welcoming developers, designers, business leaders and professionals of all levels to a unique event focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences. Over 17,000 people registered for last year’s inaugural axe-con in 2021 event, making it the largest assembly of accessibility professionals ever.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, distinguished computer scientist and inventor of the world wide web, will deliver the keynote address, sharing his insight on empowering the web to work for all users.

Joining Berners-Lee at axe-con 2022 are prominent figures across the digital accessibility industry. Thus far, the list of speakers includes Rachel Andrew, technical writer for Google, Regine Gilbert, UX designer, author, and digital accessibility advocate, Ian Hamilton, gaming accessibility specialist, and Steve Sawczyn, digital accessibility lead for HealthPartners.

These renowned leaders join other notable speakers presenting at axe-con 2022, including:

  • Preety Kumar, CEO and founder of Deque
  • Seth Godin, entrepreneur and bestselling author
  • Liz Jackson, founding member of the Disabled List

In addition to the presentations by these top experts in the digital accessibility field, axe-con offers interactive entertainment and virtual networking opportunities. Anyone who is interested are welcome to register for free here.

The axe-con 2022 call for speakers will remain open until 5:00PM PT on Friday, October 29th, 2021, and Deque will notify speakers about the status of their submission by November 29th, 2021.

About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality.  We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web. We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in over 250,000 browsers and with over 4,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard.

Axe is a trademark of Deque Systems, Inc.

News Media Contacts

At Deque:
Ryan Bateman, +1-703-225-0380,

At Deque Europe:
Ron Beenen, +31 6 28 26 78 54,

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About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) stands for digital equality. For over 20 years, our software, services and training have helped eliminate billions of accessibility barriers from websites, mobile apps and other digital content - improving the web for everyone, including people with disabilities.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Our axe tools have been downloaded nearly a billion times by accessibility champions around the world. Our experts have implemented thousands of successful accessibility programs. Our training has impacted over a hundred thousand learners.

Deque is the digital accessibility industry standard.
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