Save the date for axe-con 2024. The world’s largest digital accessibility conference is back.

HERNDON, VA –  October 17, 2024Deque Systems, the trusted leader in digital accessibility, announced today that the fourth annual axe-con conference will return next year on February 20-22, 2024. With the success of axe-con over the past three years, Deque will continue to host the conference as a free and virtual event.

Axe-con is the world’s largest digital accessibility conference that welcomes developers, designers, business users, and accessibility professionals of all experience levels to a new kind of accessibility conference focused on building, testing, and maintaining accessible digital experiences.

The Keynotes at this upcoming year’s conference are Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, Responsible AI Fellow, Harvard University, co-founder and CEO of the nonprofit Human Intelligence, and former Director of AI Ethics, Twitter; Jonah Berger, International Bestselling Author, Wharton School Marketing Professor; and Squirmy and Grubs, Interabled YouTube Couple (Shane and Hannah Burcaw) and Disability Rights Advocates.

Headshots left to right: Squirmy and Grubs – Interabled YouTuber Couple and Disability Rights Advocates, Dr. Rumman Chowdhury – Responsible AI Fellow, Harvard University, co-Founder and CEO of the nonprofit Human Intelligence, and former Director of AI Ethics, Twitter, Jonah Berger – International Bestselling Author, Wharton School Marketing Professor

“Each year, axe-con has transcendent speakers, each bringing fresh takes on how to advance digital accessibility forward. We’re ecstatic to have renowned thought leaders to speak on topics that are top of mind for the industry such as Ethical AI, gaining organizational buy-in, and how to be effective advocates” said Preety Kumar, Founder and CEO at Deque Systems.

According to a survey taken by Deque following axe-con 2023, 99% of attendees said they would join again for 2024 and 96% said they would recommend axe-con to a colleague. In addition to more inspiring speakers and sessions, the fourth annual axe-con will also feature the axe Awards for individuals and organizations who have achieved incredible results in the digital accessibility field.

Last year, axe-con saw a global audience with more than 27K people registered representing more than 10,000 organizations and featured over 70 expert speakers, including Gene Kim, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, researcher, and multiple award-winning CTO; Imani Barbarin, Disability Rights, and Inclusion Activist and Speaker; Eve Andersson, Senior Director of Product Inclusion, Equity, and Accessibility at Google; and Ed Summers, Head of Accessibility at GitHub.

Learn more and register for axe-con 2024 at:

About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) is a web accessibility software and services company, and our mission is Digital Equality. We believe everyone, regardless of their ability, should have equal access to the information, services, applications, and everything else on the web. We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Installed in over 475,000 browsers and with over 5,000 audit projects completed, Deque is the industry standard.

Axe ® is a registered trademark of Deque Systems, Inc.

News Media Contacts

At Deque: Ryan Bateman, +1-703-225-0380, [email protected]

At Deque Europe: Ron Beenen, +31 30 799 5009, [email protected]

At Deque APAC & MENA: Abin Roy Choudhury, +91 9000189666, [email protected]

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