Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

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Calling all content creators and UX Designers! Our Deque University course on Accessible InDesign will provide you with the tools and know-how you need to make your InDesign content assets accessible. PDF or EPUB? We'll help you figure it out. What to do about complex images and anchor text? We'll show you the way. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

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

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

Accessibility for User Experience Designers

In this post, JavaScript Developer Matt Isner details the ins and outs of accessible design for user experience designers. Matt covers everything from the initial design stage to the technical specifics, with several tips and practical "Deque How To" hacks to help you ensure that your website is accessible by design. Remember, solving accessibility problems means improving usability for everyone! Continue Reading Accessibility for User Experience Designers

5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Something you may not be aware of: at any given time: roughly 20% of Americans have either a temporary or permanent disability that may prevent them from enjoying the same experience with a website as the rest of the population. The disability might range from having decreased vision as a result of aging or breaking an arm - to something more serious - such as… Continue Reading 5 Things UX and Visual Designers Can Do to Get Started with Accessibility

Use of Color in Mobile Applications

This post was co-authored by Chris McMeeking, Alistair Barrell, and Jennifer Dailey. How applications use color can cause issues for users with disabilities. For non-sighted users, using colors to denote information, such as the role of items, is problematic. It's dangerous to assume that users have access to trait information through VoiceOver. Users with color blindness or other visual disabilities may have trouble distinguishing these… Continue Reading Use of Color in Mobile Applications