Deque Systems Sponsors National Federation for the Blind Convention

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Deque NewsDeque Systems is proud to be an Accessibility Champion sponsor of the 2014 National Federation of the Blind Convention, held in Orlando Florida from July 1-6. This will be the 74th annual convention for NFB, which is the oldest and largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the United States. At the convention, Deque will be promoting and teaching NFB attendees about  Fix the Web and brettapproved in support of greater accessibility for all.

The NFB convention will address key issues affecting those with visual disabilities, including job searching, self-defense, and access to technology. Technology seminars will address accessibility topics including Android accessibility, accessible desktop cloud computing, Ticketmaster, and tactile drawing.

Deque at NFB July 3rd

On July 3rd from 12:30-4:30 Deque will hold a breakout session (in Salons 1 and 2, level 2) teaching people about Fix the Web and brettapproved. Fix the Web is an innovative, volunteer-driven effort to remove barriers to digital inclusion using a collaborative and friendly approach. brettapproved is a travel and entertainment website for people with physical disabilities or anyone with a mobility challenge, that lets people with physical disabilities review and rate hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues.

Preety Kumar, founder and chief executive officer of Deque Systems said: "By partnering with the National Federation of the Blind and using the innovative tools we have developed, Deque Systems is in a superior position to help companies to remove access barriers that unnecessarily block blind users from taking full advantage of their websites."

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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