Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage right now. Chances are your news feeds and social media timelines are filled with articles predicting how AI will change the way we will interact with the world around us. Everything from the way we consume content, conduct business, interact with our peers, transport ourselves, and earn a living is going to be affected by AI-related innovations. The… Continue Reading Five Ways in Which Artificial Intelligence Changes the Face of Web Accessibility

Building a Culture of Accessibility: Leadership Roles

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My colleagues and I believe in sustainable accessibility efforts. We'll hold your hand through those early projects, but, ultimately, we want to equip you and your team to manage your own accessibility. But having the tools and expertise is only half the battle. Just as buying and learning how to operate a treadmill won't improve your health, knowing how accessibility fits into your development process… Continue Reading Building a Culture of Accessibility: Leadership Roles

Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

Building a core accessibility team is often a major difference in the success or failure of many accessibility initiatives. I've seen accessibility champions break under the pressure of attacking this alone. Building a core accessibility team won't be without its challenges, but focusing on the design of your core accessibility team it will help you break down the accessibility challenge into digestible pieces and it… Continue Reading Building Your Core Accessibility Team in 5 Steps

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

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Accessibility Meetups, Training, and Introducing aXe-core.org It's the 3rd Thursday of May, and you know what that means - it's Global Accessibility Awareness Day! (Or GAAD, for short.) GAAD was started by Los Angeles-based developer Joe Devon and Jennison Asuncion, accessibility expert, leader, and all-around mover and shaker. This is the 6th Global Accessibility Awareness Day to date, and there are events happening all over… Continue Reading Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir's contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C. Continue Reading A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today's post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.) In this video Matt will cover... Why we've chosen to… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

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