Featured: The accessibility and SEO myth
Karl Groves dives into the connection, or lack thereof between accessibility and SEO. He says:
“No, Accessibility doesn’t lead to better SEO. More importantly, this isn’t a good business case argument. It is time to put this one to rest.”
Read more of Accessibility and the SEO myth.
News and links
HTML: What’s next? The Web Platform Working Group is aiming for a release of the HTML 5.1 Recommendation later this year.
WAI-ARIA is ten: A fun fact, pointed out by Paul Adam.
Export Google Docs files as EPUB publications: Google choose EPUB because, “EPUB is the most widely supported file format for publishing accessible documents and digital books…”
Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code gets accessibility improvements: The release notes have all the details.
Resources, tools and tutorials
- A11y toggle (code)
- Code for edge cases (blog post)
- aria-selected (state) (blog post)
New to A11y
Brian Sherwin describes what it’s like to rebuild toys for children with disabilities. It’s a different kind of toy story, of course.
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