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

Global Accessibility Awareness Day logo

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

Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

In the post I published a few days ago I shared how to  efficiently create a strategic accessibility prioritization plan.The strategy is based on the fundamentals of  defining a standard and identifying core digital properties and functions of your business.  - in order to help you understand how to prioritize what to fix first. Now that we've laid the groundwork for your accessibility strategy, it's… Continue Reading Accessibility Prioritization: Your Tactical Roadmap [Part 2]

Accessibility Prioritization: Laying the Foundation with a Strategic Plan [Part 1]

Stategic A11Y Prioritization Matrix. Litigation risk on x-axis. User impact on y-axis.

You know you have accessibility issues that need to be fixed...yesterday. Maybe you've hired an accessibility consultant to tell you what's wrong with your site or mobile application.  If you've hired an accessibility consultant, most likely they've given you an assessment with a list of all the issues. At Deque, for example, the first accessibility project with new clients is often an  assessment and remediation… Continue Reading Accessibility Prioritization: Laying the Foundation with a Strategic Plan [Part 1]

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