I was deeply inspired by a conversation I recently had with Anne Forrest, one of the nation's leading patient advocates for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Anne suffered a mild TBI herself during a car accident in 1997. I had the pleasure to attend her first presentation after her injury, to Dr. John Slatin's class on accessibility at the University of Texas Institute… Continue Reading Drawing Inspiration from Traumatic Brain Injury
Deque recently completed a large website accessibility project to help a Fortune 50 company comply with AODA, Ontario's accessibility act. Continue Reading Deque Completes Large-Scale AODA Remediation Project
This week is John Slatin's AccessU presented by Knowbility. AccessU is a three-day instructional conference comprised of educational sessions by accessibility experts from across the continent, and Deque is a very proud sponson of AccesU. Our very own Paul Adam, Denis Boudreau, Barry Johnson, and Glenda Sims are all presenting this year. Earlier today, Glenda gave a presentation on accessibility and gamification titled, "Accessibility is Broken: A… Continue Reading Deque at AccessU
Town Hall with Shawn Lauriat from Google Our next #a11ychat will take place on May 20th from 4-5pm EDT (note the time change!), and will feature a very special guest: Shawn Lauriat, a software engineer at Google since 2011, focusing on accessibility of Google Docs. Shawn will be answering questions during the #a11ychat and talking about accessibility and Google Docs. The Deque team, including Glenda Sims,… Continue Reading May #a11ychat
Ambiguous Guidelines? The April #a11ychat is coming up on Monday the 15th from 5-6pm EDT. The topic is "Violation or Best Practice?" We will discuss the many accessibility guidelines whose interpretation can sometimes be ambiguous: accessibility issues that are often perceived as actual violations, while they may in fact only be best practice (and vice versa). The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul… Continue Reading #a11ychat Coming up on Monday!
Not Foolin' This month's #a11ychat will be taking place on April 15th, from 5-6pm EST. Our topic this month is "Violation or Best Practice?" There are many accessibility standards that are up for debate - are some accessibility issues actually violations or simply a violation of best practice? The Deque team of Denis Boudreau, Glenda Sims, Todd Liebsch, Paul Adam, and Paul Bohman, are ready… Continue Reading April #a11ychat – Violation or Best Practice?