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

Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

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Take Deque's Mobile Accessibility Challenge: Next week, watch Paul J. Adam's webinar for developers, Mobile Accessibility 101. Then take the Mobile Web Accessibility course offered at Deque University (with both self-paced and instructor-led options). This dual-pronged method is your comprehensive guide to mobile accessibility! Continue Reading Deque’s Dual Approach to Mobile Web Accessibility

Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

Previously Paul J. Adam explained how to build ARIA role="alert" Modal Dialogs in his A11y support series. In his latest post in the series, Paul details how to build another ARIA widget: a simple role="button" UI control. He also explains what screen reader and browser combinations are supported when using other ARIA attributes allowed on role="button." Continue Reading Building Accessible Buttons with ARIA: A11y Support Series

An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

One of the most challenging aspects of mobile accessibility is that most developers,managers, user interface designers, software engineers, etc don't have a disability that makes the use of websites and mobile apps difficult. That is, they aren't able to view the process from a user perspective. It's understandable that this would happen, but it nevertheless makes their job more difficult when it comes to accessibility.… Continue Reading An Introduction to Native Mobile Accessibility – Featuring Deque University for iOS/Android

Common Accessibility Element Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Maybe this scenario sounds familiar: You're working on your iOS application, dabbling with Accessibility.  You know a little bit about how to use VoiceOver and you're taking a quick look at your app to make sure it's accessible.  Suddenly you notice a button in the corner. The button is disabled unless a user fills out a certain text field.  You think to yourself: Ugh. I should… Continue Reading Common Accessibility Element Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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

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