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.

Designer at head of conference table presenting design-first concept

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.

Intro to Advanced ARIA

In the first post of his advanced ARIA series, Deque Software Developer Harris Schneiderman gives a refresher on the principles of ARIA – and how to use it to fix common accessibility issues. This series is a must-read for developers looking to take a deep dive into implementing web accessibility.

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.

Join our aXe-core Live Tutorial!

If you’re a developer, join a11y evangelist and senior front-end engineer Marcy Sutton on April 27th for an interactive tutorial on getting started with aXe-Core. Marcy will walk you through aXe-Core setup and answer all your burning questions about accessibility testing with this cool browser extension. Sign up to learn more!

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.