Breaking News: Bank of America Settlement Announced

Bank of America announced today that they have entered into a structured settlement to make its mobile and security applications accessible and ADA compliant. From the press release: As part of its long-standing commitment to customers with visual impairments, Bank of America announced today that it is enhancing the accessibility of its award-winning Online and Mobile Banking security features. Bank of America's security features allow customers… Continue Reading Breaking News: Bank of America Settlement Announced

#a11ychat on Monday: the Ides of Accessibility

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Monday March 18th is the next a11ychat!  This month we're discussing "The Ides of Accessibility" - which is to say the challenges of accessibility we have yet to solve and sometimes trip up our efforts.  What problems do you encounter when using web accessibility software?  Where have accessibility regulations tripped up?  What are the limitations of accessibility? Join us on Monday from 5-6pm EST for… Continue Reading #a11ychat on Monday: the Ides of Accessibility

Blind Boy with LCA Steps Off Curb for the First Time

All By Himself What a brave little boy! Video shows Gavin, a 4 year old who is completely blind due to an extremely rare condition called LCA, stepping down off the curb for the very first time. You can hear the pride in Mom's voice. [contentblock id=4 img=code.png] BsXa-mAKDVs[contentblock id=5 img=gcb.png]

A Note About Using WAI-ARIA

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Some accessibility experts are of the opinion that they have a general agreement about using WAI-ARIA wherever and whenever one can. Opinion "Using WAI-ARIA wherever and whenever we can" goes against the basic tenets of ARIA outlined in the Introduction to ARIA. ARIA needs to be used only when needed and I have been highlighting this in my email responses on various public lists for… Continue Reading A Note About Using WAI-ARIA

Transforming Education Technology

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What is H.R. 521? The Transforming Education through Technology Act (H.R. 521) has been introduced in Congress. If passed, the bill would require accessible learning technology to be available to students from K-12, for every school subject. The government would make $500 million dollars available for state education agencies through grants. As part of the application process, the agency would need to describe how they… Continue Reading Transforming Education Technology

Web Accessibility at SXSW 2013


Accessibility Related Sessions & Events at SXSW 2013 Deque is thrilled to be attending this year's SXSW festival. You can find us in the Knowbility booth where we will be doing a presentation of and demonstrating our newest product, Amaze. Amaze is an accessibility overlay that allows an organization to make a website accessible twice as fast, less expensive, and more comprehensive than traditional approaches to… Continue Reading Web Accessibility at SXSW 2013

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