CSUN 2017 is just around the corner, and we have an exciting roster of events planned. Featuring 17 presentations on every aspect of web accessibility – from mobile accessibility to accessibility testing to accessible design – this year’s CSUN is sure to be more informative than ever before. Plus, don’t forget our aXe Hackathon, accessible karaoke and pre-conference workshops! With so much in store, we can’t wait to see you there!
We understand that Web Accessibility can be a little overwhelming. So we’ve created a variety of tools and training to help get you educated on all aspects of web accessibility – starting with the basics. In this post, you’ll learn about our comprehensive Web Accessibility Fundamentals course offered at Deque University, and you’ll also be able to watch our free Web Accessibility 101 webinar. Time to get smart about web accessibility!
In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool.
Check out this useful course on PowerPoint Accessibility Techniques from Deque University. This course covers the ins and outs of easily creating accessible PowerPoint presentations, with practical tips and a11y hacks for anyone that wants to “do better” at PowerPoint.
More Section 508 Refresh news: following the Access Board briefing held last week, the Final ICT Rule is set to be published today. In this post, we go over the 5 major changes you can expect in the refresh, and what this means for your organization. Plus, check out our helpful resources to get you Section 508 Refresh-ready.
How do you ensure your website is designed with accessibility in mind? Our UX designer Caitlin Geier addresses some important issues to consider, with practical tips – like presenting descriptive text when color cues are used – to help you create accessible design features that everyone can enjoy.
In recent posts, we’ve been exploring past and current accessibility tools. Getting in the spirit of the holiday season, we asked our experts to give us their ideal accessibility tool wishlist. Read on to find out what coveted features our accessibility experts want in their dream accessibility tool.
Planning on attending CSUN 2017? Then make sure to mark your calendar for Deque’s 2nd annual aXe Hackathon! A11y all-stars Marcy Sutton & Wilco Fiers will be using aXe to perform accessibility testing on open source component libraries, WordPress templates and resources. Learn how to perform basic accessibility testing, compile an a11y bug report and so much more…plus hang around for the free munchies and cool prizes. You don’t want to miss this event!
Take Deque’s Mobile Accessibility Challenge: Next week, watch Paul J. Adam’s webinar for developers, Mobile Accessibility 101. Then take the Mobile Web Accessibility course offered at Deque University (with both self-paced and instructor-led options). This dual-pronged method is your comprehensive guide to mobile accessibility!
What are your favorite accessibility tools and checkers? That’s the question we asked the experts on our accessibility team. From aXe to WAVE to NoCoffee and more, our accessibility experts discuss the merits of their favorite accessibility tools that they use in their daily work.
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