Intro to Advanced ARIA

In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA – and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility.

Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!

If you’re a developer, join a11y evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton on April 27th for an interactive tutorial on getting started with aXe-Core. Marcy will walk you through aXe-Core setup and answer all your burning questions about accessibility testing with this cool browser extension. Sign up to learn more!

Web Accessibility in Action at the 2017 aXe Hackathon

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!

A11y Hacks for the Blind: Navigating GitHub & the W3C

Birkir Gunnarsson is a former Senior Subject Matter Expert for Deque. Recently, he helped form BATS (Blind Accessibility Testers Society), which is dedicated to helping blind web users working in the field of accessibility. This post is a recap of Birkir’s contributions to BATS, where he details how to use GitHub with a screenreader and participate in conference calls for the W3C.

Why the Android Analyzer is Paving the Way for App Accessibility

Learn about the newest cool tool from Deque: The Android Analyzer, which will help developers create accessible Android apps with the integration of accessibility testing into their development workflow. The Analyzer’s rules have been developed in accordance with emerging WCAG mobile standards. Best of all, it’s built for both manual and automated testing and can be specified to meet developers needs.

Introducing aXe 2.0!

It’s here! We’re excited to announce the launch of aXe 2.0, an updated version of our open source accessibility testing engine! We’ve made improvements to many rules and checks, introduced a plugin system, added configuration options, and enhanced our project’s infrastructure. Read this post by Marcy Sutton, Deque’s a11y evangelist and senior front-end developer to learn more about why the latest version of aXe is better than ever, and how you can get involved.