Deque Systems Offers Free Beta of Worldspace Xcode Plugin

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 Deque Press ReleaseJune 9, 2014 - Herndon, VA - Deque Systems is releasing a beta version of WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for the iOS application development community. This tool automatically analyzes source code to validate that all accessibility attributes have been specified correctly. It integrates into the Xcode development environment and displays Accessibility issues in the source code to aid in quick remediation. Developers can also learn about how to address Accessibility issues with the provided context sensitive help.

Apple's VoiceOver accessibility infrastructure is a comprehensive platform that can be used to deliver accessible applications, if used properly. The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin aids developers in validating that the iOS Accessibility infrastructure is used properly, so good accessibility becomes part of the normal methodology.

The tool can also be integrated into a Continuous Integration testing framework so that Accessibility issues can be validated by a Quality Assurance team as the code is developed.

The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin leverages a growing set of rules based on WCAG 2.0 success criteria and a Mac OSX-based platform for executing those rules.

"The WorldSpace Xcode plugin has become part of my regular development process from now on. I'm a believer in universal design but in the rush to get releases out, I was forgetting to ensure that my code was accessible. This plugin is so fast and easy that there is no excuse for an inaccessible iOS app" an iPhone development expert remarked in commenting on the beta launch.

The WorldSpace Xcode Plugin is available for free during the open beta by sending an email request to xcode@deque.com

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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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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