Deque Systems Releases Ramp Ascend 6.0™ Software Upgrade

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Ramp Ascend 6.0™ Recognized As Leading Technology in Web Compliance

Deque today announced the release and immediate availability of Ramp Ascend 6.0™, the latest version of the leading web compliance industry solution for website accessibility. This upgrade incorporates accessibility features that include both Section 508 compliance and WCAG 1.0 as the conformance levels.

A detailed list of changes available in the Ramp Ascend 6.0 upgrade can be found at http://www.deque.com/products/ramp/index.php/#newInRamp6. The Ramp Ascend 6.0 upgrade is available free of charge to all registered Ramp customers. An update package is available at http://www.deque.com/products/ramp/index.php/#download6.

About Ramp Ascend 6.0

Ramp Ascend 6.0 is the premier solution for HTML accessibility analysis, remediation and reporting. It is designed for searching, transformation, and validation of web content for conformance to both Section 508 and WCAG 1.0. Ramp Ascend provides an array of new options which are useful for a wide variety of web compliance tasks, and includes many features which have been specifically developed in response to the needs of Web authors, Software Developers, Webmasters and Content Creators.

Dr. Jim Thatcher, world-renowned author, speaker and Web accessibility expert has given Ramp Ascend 6.0 the highest accolade in the industry. In his newest book, Web Compliance: Web Accessibility and Regulatory Compliance, he states, "An important aspect of carrying out these tests was the way the tool developers reacted. All were supportive and responsive, and that was very reassuring. Of course, some were more responsive than others. Two (companies) stand out because not only were they helpful, but they also made significant changes in their products in response to this process. Deque (Ramp Ascend) made major improvements in their accessibility checking tools to end up in first place. Ramp went through two versions during this review process, and its current winning score of 38 out of 40 is for the newest version, Ramp Ascend 6.0."

Ramp Ascend 6.0 introduces a host of new features, including: Dual Conformance levels for Section 508 and W3C-WCAG 1.0, user configurable heading levels (h1 to h6) for skip navigation links, expanded accessibility violations search, ability to generate XML violations reports and other valuable options. Ramp Ascend is the most comprehensive solution available for web content accessibility. Ideal for small to mid-size businesses and government agencies and organizations, the Ramp Ascend 6.0 upgrade builds upon the foremost reputation of Ramp products which include:

  • a menu-driven interface and built-in help
  • accessibility for keyboard-only and JAWS for Windows users
  • built-in plug-ins for FrontPage, DreamWeaver, and HomeSite
  • operability on Windows, Linux, and Mac-OS

More information on Ramp Ascend 6.0 can be found at http://www.deque.com/products/ramp/

Pricing and Availability

Ramp 6.0 may be purchased directly from Deque Systems, (http://www.deque.com/buy/index.php) or on the GSA schedule from Spectrum Technologies (http://www.spectrum-systems.com/deque.htm), at a special promotion price for a limited time.

Educational discounts and site license pricing are also available. For details please visit the company's Web site at http://www.deque.com, send an e-mail to sales @ deque.com, or call (703) 225-0380 ext. 103.

Upgrades from Previous Versions

Registered owners of Ramp Ascend 5.0 are eligible to upgrade to Ramp Ascend 6.0 by ordering directly from Deque Systems. This version upgrade offer is not available through resellers.

For more information or to determine eligibility, please visit the company's Web site at http://www.deque.com, send an e-mail to sales @ deque.com, or call (703) 225-0380.

About Deque Systems

Deque Systems, Inc. is a leading technology provider of end-to-end, integrated Web compliance software solutions and services that deliver accessibility, privacy, security and quality. Deque's unmatched abilities have earned us the trust of government agencies, small and mid-sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies seeking solutions that optimize their Web based systems, and empower employees to work collaboratively. Deque is also an 8A certified, woman-owned business that values diversity.

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Cheryl Holmes
DEQUE SYSTEMS INC
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