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A fresh upgrade to p5.js We’re excited to announce our work with p5.js to set the tech stack and rebuild their incredible website, supported by The Processing Foundation. The Processing Foundation is a rad organization that has helped folks in the visual arts improve their software literacy for over a decade. p5.js is an open-source […]

Automation is likely never going to go out of style. As a people, we’re constantly looking for ways to automate our lives and work in order to make the systems we rely on more efficient and reliable, and the ARIA-AT app is no different. We’ve added automation to the ARIA-AT App allowing test administrators to […]

Intro 2024 marks three years of working with our partners on bolstering interoperability on the web. This year, we’ve identified 17 focus areas dedicated to enhancing interoperability. Improving interoperability is not just about convenience; it’s a matter of accessibility and fairness, ensuring that simplifying web creation and navigation becomes a victory for all. The goal […]

Our 2023 Last year, we continued our efforts to help build a more just and accessible web and partnered with some incredible organizations and people to help with that goal. We had our ups and downs, but continued our journey to worker ownership and grew our team. We’re excited to see what 2024 has in […]

Over the last few months, we’ve been making substantial improvements to the ARIA-AT app, from backend database work to performance improvements, to making the app generally nicer to use. One of these improvements is the ability to view the Data Management Page without being logged in. The Data Management page allows visitors to view the […]

We kicked off this series by announcing our decision to pursue a worker-owned cooperative model. In this and subsequent posts, we will be providing updates and learnings as we progress. Last fall, after nearly two years of research and discussion, we made our first major step toward cooperatizing: Bocoup is now a member of The […]

The Web Platform Test (WPT) Interop 2024 call for proposals is launching today! Read more about the Interop Project and join us in moving the web toward a more interoperable future. Interop 2023 2023 is our third year as part of the incredible Web Platform Test (WPT) Interop team, a unified effort by Apple, Bocoup, […]

At Bocoup we shifted to a four-day work week at the start of 2023, and so far we’re loving it. We wanted to share the history of the labor movement that got us here, and how we’ve adjusted as a company to our new 32-hour weeks. The roots of the modern 40-hour work week can […]

Three years ago we announced our work on the ARIA-AT program to develop an interoperability testing system for assistive technologies, starting with screen readers. Last year we completed a redesign of the ARIA Practices Guide (APG), which web developers use for guidance on making accessible websites and apps. We’ve been hard at work along the […]

Our co-worker thought we were heartless monsters. This is a slight exaggeration, but an important lesson about what gets lost in translation when apps aren’t entirely accessible. During an experimental Zoom call, we learned that screen readers and the reactions feature aren’t quite compatible. That means that every time during a call when someone mentioned […]