Deque’s Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant

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Approximately 57 million people in the United States are living with a disability, and the vast majority of those people have a disability that affects their ability to use the Internet.  Deque Systems is committed to developing new technologies that make the web accessible to users with disabilities and to fostering new talent and projects that can help achieve this mission.

The Amaze Digital Accessibility Grant is a grant for $10,000 that will be awarded to the applicant whose proposal best exemplifies an innovative technology or project that will contribute to making the web accessible.

In addition to receiving the $10,000 grant, the winning applicant will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 to attend the 2014 California State University Northridge's Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego (also known as CSUN, dates TBD) and will deliver a presentation on their project.

The grant takes its name from Deque's groundbreaking new accessibility software tool, Amaze, which works be creating accessibility overlays that render a site accessible without altering or even requiring access to the site's source code.

The grant is open to candidates of all ages and academic levels as well as international applicants.


Apply for Deque's Amaze grant


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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