Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

Blurred people in conference event hall, representing aXe hackathon at CSUN

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! Continue Reading Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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

Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

WorldSpace accessibility testing software now complies with the new mandate for Secure Personal Identity Verification (PIV) for Federal Employees and Contractors Deque's WorldSpace®, used throughout the Federal Government for web accessibility testing and Section 508 compliance reporting, now provides for PIV-compliant user authentication and single sign-on (SSO). Software products used by Federal Government Agencies are required to comply with the updated Personal Identify Verification standard… Continue Reading Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Image of a non accessible web page

What if you learned there's an entire segment of users who find your user-centered design to be completely unusable? Not frustrating or difficult, but completely unusable? These users can't navigate around your website, they can't use the input controls and they can't understand the layout of the page itself. Your website won't let them, because your design hasn't addressed how they use the web. These… Continue Reading Your User-Centered Design Isn’t Usable If It Isn’t Accessible

Pragmatica11y: Web Accessibility Best Practices

Pragmatica11y: Web Accessibility Best Practices

Continuing our end of the year wrap-up, we are highlighting some of the best accessibility blog posts from 2013. Denis Boudreau's Pragmatica11y series was a popular feature on the Deque blog this year. Pick and choose the blog topics that interest you, or read them all, starting with the first in the series! Pragmatic Accessibility Welcome to "Pragmatica11y" Denis introduces his new blog column Pragmatica11y… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Web Accessibility Best Practices

Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

In the last few blog posts from this column, we've discussed the importance of focusing on core accessibility rules when it comes to tackling web accessibility requirements so designers and developers really understand what the different WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Success Criteria mean. Prior to that, we had also discussed the importance of leaving designers and developers some breathing room so they could come up… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

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