Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

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In the first post of this series, we covered why integrating accessibility at the very first steps of a project can be beneficial to the process of PDF remediation. We also covered why it is always better to plan accessibility in advance, by building it into the source document rather than bolting it onto the PDF document. The most efficient way to build in accessibility… Continue Reading Requirements for an Accessible PDF: Part 2 – Common Accessibility Barriers

A breakdown of Deque’s web accessibility testing process…

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At Deque, one of the services we offer is a "full-package" evaluation of individual web pages for accessibility. This kind of evaluation can be broken down into testing with accessibility testing tools like FireEyes and WorldSpace, testing with a screen reader like JAWS, keyboard-only testing, and, finally, writing up the evaluation. I recently polled my team members to see how much time they spend on… Continue Reading A breakdown of Deque’s web accessibility testing process…

Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I want to tell you a story about a community of passionate individuals, fueled by the desire to make the Web a more accessible place for everyone: one that values inclusion and diversity. One that passionately believes people with disabilities and the elderly deserve to use the Web like the rest of us. A community that has become cloistered and has repeatedly burned bridges as… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Accessibility Round-Up – February 22, 2013

horse and cowboy with lasso and a11y

Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Accessible content writing starter kit" - Access iQ(Featuring Deque's free accessibility testing plug-in, FireEyes, under Accessibility Tools!) "Quick Tip: Don't auto-play video, music and more" - A11y Project "CAPTCHA: Inaccessible to Everyone" - SitePoint "The End of Accessibility?" - .net "Accessibility Information Pages Show Corporate Commitment to all Customers" - Law Office of… Continue Reading Accessibility Round-Up – February 22, 2013

Web Accessibility Software – Get It Right the First Time

Denis Boudreau

Many organizations who are starting their web accessibility journey will often contact us and ask us for demos and quotes of our industry leading enterprise scan tool - WorldSpace Sync. The pervasive thinking seems to be, "if we just buy a tool, we can figure out the rest."I liken that strategy to someone knowing they need to perform surgery and thinking if they just purchase… Continue Reading Web Accessibility Software – Get It Right the First Time

Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I like to think of myself as being a pragmatic. I'm also very passionate about what we affectionately call "a11y", or accessibility. So it should come as no surprise that when Deque asked me how I wanted to name this new column for our blog, I decided to call it  "pragmatica11y". To me, "pragmatic accessibility" means keeping an open mind about different ideas and accepting… Continue Reading Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

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