Deque Experts Reveal their Ideal Accessibility Tool Wishlist

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In recent posts, we've been exploring past and current accessibility tools. Getting in the spirit of the holiday season, we asked our experts to give us their ideal accessibility tool wishlist. Read on to find out what coveted features our accessibility experts want in their dream accessibility tool. Continue Reading Deque Experts Reveal their Ideal Accessibility Tool Wishlist

Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

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Take Deque's Mobile Accessibility Challenge: Next week, watch Paul J. Adam's webinar for developers, Mobile Accessibility 101. Then take the Mobile Web Accessibility course offered at Deque University (with both self-paced and instructor-led options). This dual-pronged method is your comprehensive guide to mobile accessibility! Continue Reading Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

One of the most challenging aspects of mobile accessibility is that most developers,managers, user interface designers, software engineers, etc don't have a disability that makes the use of websites and mobile apps difficult. That is, they aren't able to view the process from a user perspective. It's understandable that this would happen, but it nevertheless makes their job more difficult when it comes to accessibility.… Continue Reading An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

Prevent Confusing Acronym Announcements in Android

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Alistair Barrell. When doing accessibility testing, how often do you listen to the entire duration of a long announcement? For example, if you were to focus this paragraph with TalkBack, what would you listen to? The entire thing? Or would you listen to the first few bits, and then read the rest of the text, assuming the Android… Continue Reading Prevent Confusing Acronym Announcements in Android

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

Accessible Text Input in Android

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking and Melinda Kothbauer. The default text entry field in Android is the EditText object. EditText objects are difficult because the common practices for making Android UI elements accessible (content descriptions), do not work. Android provides the framework to make EditText objects accessible, but it is important to know what, when, and how to use the built-in tools. In… Continue Reading Accessible Text Input in Android

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