Upgrade Your Accessibility Testing with the New aXe Extension 3.0

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The Deque Labs team has some exciting news to share: a brand-new version of our free aXe extension for Chrome is now available for download! We've completely redesigned the UI and introduced some powerful new functionality to help you to review items more carefully. I'll cover what's new in this post so you can hit the ground running with our latest release. Shiny New UI!… Continue Reading Upgrade Your Accessibility Testing with the New aXe Extension 3.0

Introducing aXe 2.1.7

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aXe 2.1.7 is here! In this post, Accessibility Evangelist Marcy Sutton details the technical upgrades in the latest version of aXe, our open source JavaScript accessibility testing engine. Read on to find out how this latest version is better than ever before. Continue Reading Introducing aXe 2.1.7

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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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

The Experts have Spoken! Our Favorite Accessibility Tools

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What are your favorite accessibility tools and checkers? That's the question we asked the experts on our accessibility team. From aXe to WAVE to NoCoffee and more, our accessibility experts discuss the merits of their favorite accessibility tools that they use in their daily work. Continue Reading The Experts have Spoken! Our Favorite Accessibility Tools

Deque Systems Makes Headlines on the Inc. 500|5000 List

For the 6th time, Deque Systems has made the list! Compiled by Inc. Magazine, the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list ranks the nation's fastest growing private companies. Deque's place on the list is yet another indicator of the company's continued success. Continue Reading Deque Systems Makes Headlines on the Inc. 500|5000 List

Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

Ambiguous IDs: Harmless Lurker or Queen of Disaster? A Little Background It's one of the most common WCAG 4.1.1 violations reported by automated accessibility testing tools such as aXe, and it can cause a fair share of problems for your users. It happens when more than one element on the webpage have the same ID attribute. People often ask me how these seemingly innocuous ambiguous… Continue Reading Why Unique ID Attributes Matter

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