How Deque University is Changing Lives

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A few months back Deque University began offering scholarships to people with disabilities. We now have over 670 recipients who are benefiting from our digital courses on web accessibility. Here is the story of Alex Fatum, one of those scholarship recipients. We'll be sharing more stories like Alex's in the future. Continue Reading How Deque University is Changing Lives

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

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

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

Introducing Accessibillity 101 App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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For most developers, accessibility is a foreign concept, and it's difficult for people who don't use VoiceOver to understand all of the data connections and interactions that are required. The simplicity of the Xcode environment makes it feel like if you just do a few simple things, you can create an accessible app. To help developers create robustly accessible iOS apps, Deque has released the… Continue Reading Introducing Accessibillity 101 App for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

What You’ll Miss If You’re Not at CodeMash Developer Conference

What You'll Miss If You're Not at CodeMash Developer Conference

Two exciting bits of news that developers should know: We're making an appearance at one of the most anticipated developer events of the year. You can win a free Parrot Bebop Drone from Deque (more info on that below). In the Mix at CodeMash CodeMash V2.0.1.5 is an annual four-day event January 6-9, 2015, in Sandusky, Ohio. At CodeMash, thousands of developers converge to learn about… Continue Reading What You’ll Miss If You’re Not at CodeMash Developer Conference

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