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Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.

Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing

Introducing WorldSpace Attest for Android. Testing native mobile apps for accessibility has never been easier. For the first time, native mobile developers can run automated accessibility tests on their code as part of their regular integration and unit testing processes. Attest for Android offers the same
efficiency, convenience, and accuracy as all of our WorldSpace tools. Welcome to easily integrated accessibility testing and remediation for your Android apps!

Intro to Advanced ARIA

In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA – and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility.

How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

When you design with the average user in mind, you design for no one! Web design has come a long way in the past few years, but some new design trends are making websites inaccessible to people with disabilities. In this post, principal accessibility strategist Denis Boudreau reveals some of the most common current design trends that are causing accessibility issues – along with suggestions on how to work around them.

Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!

If you’re a developer, join a11y evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton on April 27th for an interactive tutorial on getting started with aXe-Core. Marcy will walk you through aXe-Core setup and answer all your burning questions about accessibility testing with this cool browser extension. Sign up to learn more!

Digital A11y Compliance: A Guide to Getting Started

If your organization is facing an important web or mobile accessibility compliance deadline and your team has little no experience with web accessibility, then this this guide is for you. Read on to learn what we cover in our helpful eGuide for digital accessibility compliance newbies – and you’ll have a better understanding of how to tackle that first accessibility project.

Why User Documentation Is Important

Deque’s technical writer Scott Cooley explains why high quality user documentation for organizations is a critical part of understanding how to implement web accessibility, and also illustrates a company’s maturity. Scott uses the product resource guides available in Deque University to illustrate how user documentation can greatly benefit both user experience and product training.

Stump, Sing, & Hack with Deque at CSUN!

We’re giving you several more reasons to get excited about CSUN this year, with our one-of-a-kind events: Stump our experts (& win prizes!) with your toughest web accessibility issues, sing your heart out at Accessible Karaoke during the Deque Party, and learn how to do accessibility testing on open-source component libraries with our experts at the aXe Hackathon. Read on to find out more details, and get ready for some serious fun at CSUN!