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Looking Ahead: Deque Systems at USBLN 2017

USBLN 2017 is quickly approaching, and Deque is thrilled to be a part of a conference that is paving the way for disability inclusion. Not only will our CEO, Preety Kumar, be participating in three presentations, but our accessibility experts will be at our booth to share information regarding our ground-breaking products and services. Come see why accessibility and disability inclusion is no longer a niche market, it is a key component for companies’ success.

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Design Before Code: Thinking About Accessibility from the Ground Up

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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How Current Design Trends Affect Web Accessibility

When you design with the average user in mind, you design for no one! Web design has come a long way in the past few years, but some new design trends are making websites inaccessible to people with disabilities. In this post, principal accessibility strategist Denis Boudreau reveals some of the most common current design trends that are causing accessibility issues – along with suggestions on how to work around them.

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Make your Word Documents Accessible with MS Word Accessibility Techniques

Learn how to make your Word documents accessible in our MS Word Accessibility Techniques course at Deque University. This course is one of the key courses in our Accessibility for Document Creators Curriculum, and is the essential building block for anyone who wants to learn how to make their content accessible.

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Learn Inclusive Design Hacks from our Accessible InDesign Course

Calling all content creators and UX Designers! Our Deque University course on Accessible InDesign will provide you with the tools and know-how you need to make your InDesign content assets accessible. PDF or EPUB? We’ll help you figure it out. What to do about complex images and anchor text? We’ll show you the way. Read on to learn more.

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Why User Documentation Is Important

Deque’s technical writer Scott Cooley explains why high quality user documentation for organizations is a critical part of understanding how to implement web accessibility, and also illustrates a company’s maturity. Scott uses the product resource guides available in Deque University to illustrate how user documentation can greatly benefit both user experience and product training.

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Stump, Sing, & Hack with Deque at CSUN!

We’re giving you several more reasons to get excited about CSUN this year, with our one-of-a-kind events: Stump our experts (& win prizes!) with your toughest web accessibility issues, sing your heart out at Accessible Karaoke during the Deque Party, and learn how to do accessibility testing on open-source component libraries with our experts at the aXe Hackathon. Read on to find out more details, and get ready for some serious fun at CSUN!

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