How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions

Developer using Android phone and creating content descriptions

In his latest post about mobile accessibility, Deque's software engineer and mobile a11y guru Chris McMeeking explains how to make Android ImageViews accessible with content descriptions. Read on for practical how to tips and learn about content description best practices. Continue Reading How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions

Infographic – The Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility

It's the Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility, in a comprehensive infographic! Discover Deque's "essential" infographic to learn about the fundamentals of digital accessibility and how you can effectively manage risk. Best of all, you can download the guide or check out our accessible HTML version. Continue Reading Infographic – The Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility

Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Learn about the newest cool tool from Deque: The Android Analyzer, which will help developers create accessible Android apps with the integration of accessibility testing into their development workflow. The Analyzer's rules have been developed in accordance with emerging WCAG mobile standards. Best of all, it's built for both manual and automated testing and can be specified to meet developers needs. Continue Reading Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Introducing aXe 2.0!

Axe The accessibility engine

It's here! We're excited to announce the launch of aXe 2.0, an updated version of our open source accessibility testing engine! We've made improvements to many rules and checks, introduced a plugin system, added configuration options, and enhanced our project's infrastructure. Read this post by Marcy Sutton, Deque's a11y evangelist and senior front-end developer to learn more about why the latest version of aXe is better than ever, and how you can get involved. Continue Reading Introducing aXe 2.0!

ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

The following post is the first in Paul Adam's new blog post series, "WAI-ARIA Widgets, Design Patterns, and Accessibility Support ." This series will outline how to build many of the different Custom Controls and Widgets defined in the WAI-ARIA 1.1 Specification from the W3C, and what screen readers they're compatible with.* There are many examples of different ARIA widgets on the web, but they… Continue Reading ARIA Tab Panel Accessibility: A11y Support Series

Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

What Are Focus Indicators? Have you ever noticed the blue outlines that sometimes show up around buttons or form fields when you're filling out a form? What about when you click on a menu item? Have you ever tried to make those outlines disappear? Here's a hint: by default, browsers use the :focus css pseudo class to give outlines to form fields and other elements… Continue Reading Give Your Site Some Focus! Tips for Designing Useful and Usable Focus Indicators

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