Deque Systems to Offer Web Accessibility Training “Bootcamp”

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Deque Press ReleaseDecember 3, 2014 - Herndon, VA - Deque Systems is proud to announce a two-day Accessibility Bootcamp for web and mobile accessibility training on January 15-16 2015, at its headquarters in Herndon, VA.

The hands-on training event will take attendees through the basics of accessibility and move quickly into intermediate and advanced territory. Designed for web developers, designers, testers, accessibility project managers, and program managers, the bootcamp will provide practical experience with screen readers. Attendees will also receive six months of access to Deque's online courses at Deque University.

"Deque's technical expertise is well-known throughout the development and design community," Deque CEO Preety Kumar said. "The bootcamp is the first in a series of initiatives designed to educate the community on the specific challenges of web accessibility and to share what we have learned through years of experience providing accessibility solutions to our clients."

Topics covered are designed to give attendees a broad practical knowledge of accessibility from a web and mobile development perspective. Participants will then have access to additional self-paced learning though Deque University's online courses. Areas to be covered include:

  • Web accessibility fundamentals
  • HTML and CSS accessibility techniques
  • ARIA, JavaScript, HTML5, and dynamic web accessibility
  • Importance of names, roles, states, properties, and relationships
  • Using a screen reader
  • Mobile web accessibility overview

Deque will provide a shuttle bus for attendees from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro stop on the Silver Line to the event.

Additional details and registration are available at https://dequeuniversity.com/events/2015/bootcamp-january/

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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About 

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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