Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

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In the past month, many of our blog posts have focused on the comprehensive web accessibility courses offered at Deque University. This is part of our mission to promote the right accessibility training and tools that will empower people with the ability to help create a more accessible web. We've highlighted some of our most popular courses, from how to set up Web Accessibility Testing Program to getting IAAP and CPACC certified. We've also touted the perks of our HTML and CSS Accessibility and JavaScript and ARIA Accessibility courses.

This week we're honing in on the rapidly-growing arena of mobile web accessibility. And it's the perfect time for expanding the conversation on making mobile more accessible, as our upcoming webinar focuses on this increasingly relevant topic. Next Tuesday on December 13th, 2-3pm EST, Deque Evangelist Paul J. Adam will be hosting a Mobile Web Accessibility 101 webinar for developers.

In this one hour webinar, Paul will cover the mobile web accessibility basics, including mobile assistive technology, common accessibility barriers, and how to test with VoiceOver and TalkBack screen readers (plus so much more). There's still some space available, so be sure to register for this free webinar soon. mobile accessibility 101 logo with smartphone

Once you've watched the webinar, you can expand on your accessibility knowledge with our Mobile Web Accessibility course offered at Deque University. This is an advanced-level course (we recommend taking the course if you have experience with HTML, JavaScript and ARIA) that can be taken as either an instructor-led* or self-paced course. Recommended prerequisites for the course include the following Deque University courses: Web Accessibility Fundamentals, HTML and CSS Accessibility and ARIA and JavaScript Accessibility.

This course covers both the features and the limitations of iOS and Android devices in terms of accessibility. You'll learn how to build accessible mobile versions of websites for these devices, as well as techniques and tips for optimizing the accessibility across a variety of mobile devices. Special detail will be given to Android and iOS accessibility features, responsive design, navigation, keyboard accessibility and more.

For a better understanding of all the aspects of mobile web accessibility, we highly recommend this dual-pronged Deque approach!

*The instructor led course can be taken either online or in-person; see course synopsis for details. Please note that regardless of the course type you choose, for the Mobile Web Accessibility course you'll need to have a mobile device(s) and not a simulator in order to test for accessibility. Read the software requirements in the course synopsis for more details.


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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