Deque Systems Inc. Announces Release of Upgraded Enterprise Accessibility Remediation Software

(PRWEB) June 23, 2004

Deque Systems Inc. today announced the release of Deque Ramp Ascend®, an updated software solution to remediate web site accessibility. The software enables web developers to interactively remediate web sites for compliance with the Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 as well as the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W3C WAI WCAG).

“Deque Ramp Ascend brings millions of more users to the internet by eliminating the obstacles experienced by persons with disabilities. Using Deque Ramp Ascend, developers manage web site accessibility as part of their systems development life cycle.” says Preety Kumar, President of Deque Systems Inc. “Over 100 Million people in North America, Australia, Great Britain, and the European Union face significant challenges due to web usability concerns. The estimated economic impact is some $ 100 Billion per year in lost revenue. Our mission is to make the Web for everyone and in so doing, we elevate web based commerce.”

Deque Ramp Ascend is tightly integrated with the most popular web site tools used by web site developers: Macromedia Dreamweaver® and Macromedia HomeSite®. In addition, Deque Ramp Grade integrates with Mercury TestDirector®. All plugins are included with Deque Ramp Ascend®.

“We’re very excited about this new release of Ramp Ascend,” stated Mike Paciello, President of The Paciello Group, the recognized leader in accessible web and software services. “Our engineers depend on a number of tools in our development, Q/A and usability practices. Our investment in Ascend is based on it’s ability to deliver reliable results and complement Macromedia, Mercury and our other tool sets.”

A companion solution, Deque Undoc for PDF® complements Deque Ramp Ascend® to empower the transformation of non-accessible PDF content into accessible HTML which can then be transformed into accessible PDF with supported third-party PDF generation tools.

Deque Ramp Ascend® is the premier desktop solution in Deque’s accessibility management product line. Deque Ramp Ascend® supports full site analysis and automated remediation. The analysis includes complete tests and repair for all Section 508 issues as well as all W3C WAI WCAG issues for Priority 1, 2, and 3. The user can interactively determine specific tests to conduct. Deque Ramp Ascend provides the user with comprehensive guidance to guide the developer through even the most complex accessibility issues.

About Deque Inc

Deque is the technology leader in web accessibility and content standards management. Deque is the market leader in cross-platform solutions, equally supporting Microsoft Windows 2000®, Microsoft Windows XP®, Apple Macintosh OS X®, Linux, and Unix®. For more information about Deque, visit

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Deque Press Contacts

Cheryl Holmes

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Deque Inc

703-225-0380 x103

Bill Diamond

Director, Marketing and Strategic Alliances

Deque Inc

703-225-0380 x114

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