Usability testing often focuses on evaluating the usability of a website for a typical user. However, nearly 20% of the population has a disability, and the number of elderly website users is steadily increasing. Comprehensive usability testing must also consider the needs of people with disabilities. If you have limited experience conducting UX testing for users with disabilities, you're not alone. We know you have… Continue Reading How to Incorporate Users with Disabilities in UX Testing
I voted completely independently this morning. In the past, the "accessible" terminal had serious problems. It was a touch screen with no indication of where to touch and no feedback whether your intended vote had been submitted. The audio reading was so far behind the screen that I often had several votes that had to be canceled. Vetoing Inaccessible Voting Systems I gave feedback several… Continue Reading Making Voting Accessible for All
Deque Systems is releasing its WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for the iOS application development community. This tool automatically analyzes source code, as their iOS app is being developed, to validate that all accessibility attributes have been specified correctly. It integrates into the Xcode development environment and displays accessibility issues in the source code to aid in quick remediation. Developers can also learn how to address accessibility… Continue Reading Deque Systems Releases WorldSpace Xcode Plugin for iOS Developers
Deque Systems Founder and CEO Preety Kumar has been selected to receive the distinguished 2014 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award. The Top 100 MBE® ceremony is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The awards ceremony takes place during Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Minority Enterprise Development Week in Baltimore.… Continue Reading Deque CEO Preety Kumar Recognized as Top 100 MBE® Award Winner
Apple's iOS8 was recently released, and we are excited about the improved accessibility bundled into the upgrade. Ablenet Technology offers a useful review of the new features and an iOS8 upgrade checklist to help you decide whether to upgrade now or wait. iOS8 boasts several accessibility improvements, including Switch Control, Assistive Touch enhancements, word prediction and more. Apple's designs often set the pace for industry standards,… Continue Reading iOS8 Release Provides Greater Accessibility
You may have heard about a new security vulnerability, called "Shellshock Bash." News reports claim that this vulnerability is affecting every Linux, Unix and Mac computer on the Internet, and that a malicious attacker can take control of these machines. Are Your Deque Applications at Risk? Deque Systems does not believe this vulnerability will affect WorldSpace or Amaze in either our cloud instances or onsite.… Continue Reading Does the “Shellshock Bash” Vulnerability Affect WorldSpace and Amaze?