Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

a team of young professionals in a meeting gathered around a laptop and working on catching a11y errors with WorldSpace Attest

In this post, accessibility evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton explores how to scale accessibility with WorldSpace Attest, which helps catch accessibility issues early on in the development process. Marcy demonstrates how to use Attest with a walk-through of a typical front front-end integration testing workflow, with step-by step instructions on how to use the tool. Continue Reading Scaling Accessibility with WorldSpace Attest

Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

This is the first post in a two-part series on Accessibility Testing for Developers by Matt Isner, a developer here at Deque Systems. For today's post, Matt has created a video demonstration for sighted developers on how to install and configure the NVDA screen reader for accessibility testing. (Please note: NVDA is for Windows only.) In this video Matt will cover... Why we've chosen to… Continue Reading Accessibility Testing with the NVDA Screenreader

From the Experts: Deque’s Approach to Web Accessibility

Internet accessibility concept

As part of our continuing series on accessible marketing, Deque recently contributed the following guest blog post for our marketing partners at The Whole Brain Group. We shared our approach to web accessibility based on our extensive experience, and we hope it helps our efforts to make digital content accessible to all users. Follow #a11ymktgon Twitter to keep up with the content posted during the… Continue Reading From the Experts: Deque’s Approach to Web Accessibility

Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

In the last few blog posts from this column, we've discussed the importance of focusing on core accessibility rules when it comes to tackling web accessibility requirements so designers and developers really understand what the different WCAG 2.0 guidelines and Success Criteria mean. Prior to that, we had also discussed the importance of leaving designers and developers some breathing room so they could come up… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: Understanding the Basics of Web Accessibility Testing

Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I want to tell you a story about a community of passionate individuals, fueled by the desire to make the Web a more accessible place for everyone: one that values inclusion and diversity. One that passionately believes people with disabilities and the elderly deserve to use the Web like the rest of us. A community that has become cloistered and has repeatedly burned bridges as… Continue Reading Pragmatica11y: On critical thinking and being acc-sexy-ble

Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”

pragmatically with Denis Bourdeau

I like to think of myself as being a pragmatic. I'm also very passionate about what we affectionately call "a11y", or accessibility. So it should come as no surprise that when Deque asked me how I wanted to name this new column for our blog, I decided to call it  "pragmatica11y". To me, "pragmatic accessibility" means keeping an open mind about different ideas and accepting… Continue Reading Welcome to “Pragmatica11y”