Featured: The ADA — Digital lessons from adapting the physical world
Michele A. Williams uses the physical world and the Americans with Disabilities Act as a backdrop for lessons that the digital world can employ.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Why the WCAG colour contrast ratio doesn’t always seem to work (Twitter thread – twitter.com/DanHollick)
- Accessibility and SEO (blog post – a11yproject.com)
- Covid long-haulers get disability civil rights protections (news story - news.bloomberglaw.com)
- AccessiBe and data protection? (blog post - tink.uk)
- Introducing Spectrum’s Guide to Inclusive UX Writing (blog post - xd.adobe.com)
- UX principles that include cognitive accessibility (blog post - ab11y.com)
- The lows of high tech (podcast - 99percentinvisible.org)
- Takeaways from the 2021 State of Digital Accessibility report (blog post - lireo.com)
- What people should know before writing articles or creating products about accessibility (blog post - sheribyrnehaber.medium.com)
- Creating An accessible dialog from scratch (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- Accessibility of data visualization (video - youtube.com)
- The fatal flaw of overlays - Shell Little (video - youtube.com)
- Colorado mandates accessibility for state and local government websites (blog post - webaim.org)
New to A11y?
Michele A. Williams bookends the newsletter this week, closing it out with resources for everyday accessibility. I featured Michele’s work on “Everyday accessibility” in the last issue too, linking to the A11y Project article. I wanted to share this link because I love the posters! They’ll remind you that accessibility happens when you put the work in little by little.
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