Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

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Here we are on a quest to answer the question "What is WCAG 2.1?" My intention is to address this in a few posts. You might find some added context in my first post about the history of WCAG.  As a contributor to W3C's Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, helping to craft the next version of WCAG 2.1. let's talk more here about what to expect… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: What to Expect

Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

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What is WCAG 2.1? Ooo that's an exciting question. I'd like to address it in parts if you don't mind. My name is Glenda "The Goodwitch" Sims and I've been in the field of accessibility since before 2000. Right now, I have the great privilege of being an active member of the Accessibility Guidelines Working Group at the W3C. That's what I do as a… Continue Reading Understanding WCAG 2.1: A History of WCAG

Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

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This is the first part of a companion post Caitlin Geier wrote on accessible UX design. In part one, Caitlin details the intersection between usability and accessibility. She discusses the importance of thinking about users first, and why website accessibility is a collaborative effort. Read on to learn more.
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Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing

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Introducing WorldSpace Attest for Android. Testing native mobile apps for accessibility has never been easier. For the first time, native mobile developers can run automated accessibility tests on their code as part of their regular integration and unit testing processes. Attest for Android offers the same
efficiency, convenience, and accuracy as all of our WorldSpace tools. Welcome to easily integrated accessibility testing and remediation for your Android apps! Continue Reading Announcing WorldSpace Attest Mobile: Deque’s New Tool for Native Mobile Accessibility Testing

Get Smart About Web Accessibility

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We understand that Web Accessibility can be a little overwhelming. So we've created a variety of tools and training to help get you educated on all aspects of web accessibility - starting with the basics. In this post, you'll learn about our comprehensive Web Accessibility Fundamentals course offered at Deque University, and you'll also be able to watch our free Web Accessibility 101 webinar. Time to get smart about web accessibility! Continue Reading Get Smart About Web Accessibility

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

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