iOS Updating Content

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Jennifer Dailey. Updating Content consists of elements that constantly change, such as clocks and scrolling advertisements. Unlike dynamic elements that only change through user action, items that constantly change should not have every update recognized by VoiceOver. Implementing updating content in this way will make the app more difficult to navigate and use for VoiceOver users. However,… Continue Reading iOS Updating Content

Accessible Tabbed Navigation in Android

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Melinda Kothbauer. TabWidgets are a tool that can add great functionality to your mobile Android apps; however, they are inaccessible by default. WCAG 4.1.2 describes the need for all user interface components to have a name, role, and value to ensure that assistive technology users have the necessary information to navigate screens effectively. This is especially true… Continue Reading Accessible Tabbed Navigation in Android

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

Dynamic Notifications

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Jennifer Dailey. Dynamic content in applications can be tricky to handle properly, and can lead to numerous accessibility violations. It is important to know the tools iOS provides you to handle dynamic content. Dynamic application content is easy to handle properly as long as your understand these tools and how to use them. In this post we… Continue Reading Dynamic Notifications

Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Deque recently had the opportunity to take part in the 2015 M-Enabling Summit--a two-day annual meeting that's exclusively dedicated to promoting mobile accessibility and assistive applications and services. It's a terrific opportunity to take the pulse of mobile accessibility trends and discover what's on the horizon. We caught up with a couple of our representatives after the event--Matt Feldman and John Foliot--to find out what… Continue Reading Trends and Takeaways from M-Enabling 2015

Drawing Inspiration from Traumatic Brain Injury

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  I was deeply inspired by a conversation I recently had with Anne Forrest, one of the nation's leading patient advocates for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Anne suffered a mild TBI herself during a car accident in 1997. I had the pleasure to attend her first presentation after her injury, to Dr. John Slatin's class on accessibility at the University of Texas Institute… Continue Reading Drawing Inspiration from Traumatic Brain Injury

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