Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

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How do you ensure your website is designed with accessibility in mind? Our UX designer Caitlin Geier addresses some important issues to consider, with practical tips - like presenting descriptive text when color cues are used - to help you create accessible design features that everyone can enjoy. Continue Reading Inclusive Design Tips: Presenting Information in Multiple Ways

John D. Kemp Champions Access for Those With Disabilities

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Deque Systems is proud to partner with National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) on an upcoming digital accessibility litigation webinar. The President & CEO of the NBDC is John D. Kemp, who is a well-respected leader in the disability movement, and is known for his business achievements both in the corporate and non-profit worlds. As a person who uses four prostheses, he uses his experience… Continue Reading John D. Kemp Champions Access for Those With Disabilities

Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

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Bach to Bach The Open Well-Tempered Clavier Kickstarter project, a.k.a. "Bach to Bach," is bringing free, high-quality recordings of composer Johann Sebastian  Bach's collection, Well-Tempered Clavier to the Internet under a Creative Commons license. The project is being helmed by Robert Douglass - founder of the successful Open Goldberg project - and concert pianist Kimiko Ishizaka and has already reached and surpassed its initial goal of… Continue Reading Kickstarter Seeks to Bring Bach to Braille Users

Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

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The ubiquitous accessibility logo, featuring a stick figure in a wheelchair, is receiving a makeover. Activists, concerned that symbol was seen as too passive, have revitalized the image to depict the wheelchair in speeding motion. The original International Symbol of Access The original blue and white symbol, called The International Symbol of Access (ISA), was first designed by Susanne Koefd in 1968. It has since… Continue Reading Accessibility Logo Receives a 21st Century Makeover

Section 508 Lawsuit

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Attorney Sues Department of Homeland Security Citing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Michael Leiterman, a lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a suit against his employer. Section 508 is an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act, passed by Congress in 1986. This amendment specifies that government agencies must make their electronic and information technology available to people with disabilities. Since its adoption… Continue Reading Section 508 Lawsuit

Tips for Accessibility on World Autism Day

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April 2nd is designated as World Autism Day, which is a day to increase awareness and celebrate the acceptance of those with autism. Did you know that the latest figures indicate that 1 in 50 children in the United States are now on the autism spectrum? With more and more children receiving a diagnosis, ensuring access becomes increasingly important. Designing for Cognitive Abilities Most people often… Continue Reading Tips for Accessibility on World Autism Day

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