Something you may not be aware of: at any given time: roughly 20% of Americans have either a temporary or permanent disability that may prevent them from enjoying the same experience with a website as the rest of the population. The disability might range from having decreased vision as a result of aging or breaking an arm - to something more serious - such as… Continue Reading 5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility
There's an old adage that states "The only thing constant is change", and when it comes to the world of Digital Accessibility that axiom is spot-on. Technology continues to grow at a rapid rate, with new devices and standards emerging all the time. Staying on top of those changes is critical to our mission at Deque. It's how we're able to provide our clients with… Continue Reading Staying On Top of Digital Accessibility Technologies: Deque at the W3C
At Deque, we pride ourselves on delivering a complete set of tools and services to help our customers achieve success in web accessibility. The meaning of "complete" in this context is ever evolving, however. As we learn what our customers need in order to succeed, we react by incorporating their needs into our offerings. Recently, in direct response to such a need, we learned how… Continue Reading Translating Accessibility Issues Into Agile Solutions
This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today's post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.) In this video Matt will cover... Why we've chosen to… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader
One of the most challenging aspects of mobile accessibility is that most developers,managers, user interface designers, software engineers, etc don't have a disability that makes the use of websites and mobile apps difficult. That is, they aren't able to view the process from a user perspective. It's understandable that this would happen, but it nevertheless makes their job more difficult when it comes to accessibility.… Continue Reading An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android
It's that time of year again, and here at Deque we couldn't be more excited. It's the 31st CSUN Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, and this year Deque is once again a showcase sponsor. The event is taking place March 21st-26th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA. This year promises to be our best yet, with a total of… Continue Reading Big Plans for Deque at CSUN 2016!