Accessibility for Mobile Web: Fixing Pinch to Zoom

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Hey, everyone! Let's talk a little bit about pinch to zoom on a mobile device. A key feature of mobile browsing is being able to zoom in to read content and then to zoom out to locate content on the page. Sadly, there is a misconception among responsive developers and designers that a properly implemented responsive web design site doesn't need to allow zooming. I want… Continue Reading Accessibility for Mobile Web: Fixing Pinch to Zoom

NERCOMP and Deque Systems Form Strategic Partnership to Bring Digital Accessibility to Higher Ed

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Deque, a leading provider of web and mobile accessibility software and services, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), a consortium that promotes strategic partnerships and advances innovation and leadership in educational institutions across the Northeastern United States. This new strategic partnership will allow NERCOMP members to utilize the NERCOMP/Deque Systems Master Service Agreement, putting world-class accessibility… Continue Reading NERCOMP and Deque Systems Form Strategic Partnership to Bring Digital Accessibility to Higher Ed

How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

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Hey, everyone! In this week's video I discussed the UI adjustable trait. I recently gave a presentation regarding the UI adjustable trait design pattern at the Bay Area Accessibility Camp by LinkedIn and Microsoft. It was a really great experience and I was able to demo this cool design pattern, but I didn't have a chance to talk about how and when it should be… Continue Reading How to Implement the UI-Adjustable-Trait Design Pattern

Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

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Earlier this year, Microsoft debuted their Sonarwhal project, dubbed a "linting tool for the web", which they donated to the JavaScript Foundation. As a community project, Sonarwhal encourages developers to test for accessibility early in the development process using Deque's axe-core library under the hood, in addition to rules for interoperability, security, and performance. We're thrilled to see our work leveraged in open source projects… Continue Reading Microsoft selects Deque’s aXe for Sonarwhal Project

Understanding Axe and Attest Extension compatibility with Firefox

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If you're currently using our aXe Firefox extension, WorldSpace Attest extension for Firefox or FireEyes II, this message is for you. To ensure full functionality of these tools, this post intends to help you understand which extensions work best on specific versions of Firefox. To start, this shortcut guide maps the product version you might be using, with the compatible version of Firefox recommended for… Continue Reading Understanding Axe and Attest Extension compatibility with Firefox

Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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Here we are on a quest to answer the question "What is WCAG 2.1?" My intention is to address this in a few posts. You might find some added context in my first post about the history of WCAG.  As a contributor to W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, helping to craft the next version of WCAG 2.1. let's talk more here about what to expect… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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