Early Favorite Accessibility Tools & Checkers: A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Remember the early days of web accessibility, when Bobby and Cynthia Says were the accessibility tools to know? In this post, Deque's accessibility subject matter experts discuss their favorite early accessibility tools and checkers that paved the way for later innovations in digital accessibility. Continue Reading Early Favorite Accessibility Tools & Checkers: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Towards Digital Inclusion: Deque at Accessing Higher Ground

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The 19th annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference is taking place next week in Westminster, Colorado, and Deque will be there. Come visit us at booth 8 and stay for presentations given by Principal Accessibility Strategist John Foliot and Principal Web Accessibility Consultant and Trainer Denis Boudreau. Topics covered include sustainable accessibility, inclusive design and UX, accessible social media and more. Continue Reading Towards Digital Inclusion: Deque at Accessing Higher Ground

How Deque University is Changing Lives

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A few months back Deque University began offering scholarships to people with disabilities. We now have over 670 recipients who are benefiting from our digital courses on web accessibility. Here is the story of Alex Fatum, one of those scholarship recipients. We'll be sharing more stories like Alex's in the future. Continue Reading How Deque University is Changing Lives

Mitsue-Links Offers Japanese Localized Version of WorldSpace Comply

WorlsdSpace Comply is now officially open to the Japanese Market! Thanks to a collaboration with our partners - Mitsue-Links Corporation - a Japansese localized version of WorldSpace Comply is now available. This WorldSpace successor boasts a variety of new features and improvements, which can now be enjoyed by organizations in Japan. Continue Reading Mitsue-Links Offers Japanese Localized Version of WorldSpace Comply

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

Fact or Fiction? Accessible Websites Are Ugly by Design

Fact: Accessible websites can be ugly, and there are a lot of ugly accessible websites out there. But it's not accessibility that makes them ugly -- there are also a lot of ugly inaccessible websites too! The truth is, you don't have to sacrifice design for accessibility. Accessible websites can be aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly for all audiences. Some of the most beautiful sites are… Continue Reading Fact or Fiction? Accessible Websites Are Ugly by Design

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