Featured: ‘Inclusive design’ has become so widely used that it’s meaningless. That has to change
Aaron Chu says, “While inclusivity is undeniably important, the definition and implementation of inclusive design can be problematic. It often fails to treat disabled people as equals—both in actual employment and in empowering them to make real changes on products and processes. If design truly is to become more inclusive, the process needs to become more equitable.”
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Access to tech, tech to live (video – youtube.com
- Alert level 1 (blog post – htmhell.dev)
- Adaptive, accessible and automated colour for design systems (blog post - medium.com/societe-generale-design)
- Level Access acquires Tenon, strengthening its best-in-class digital accessibility solutions (press release - levelaccess.com)
- HTMHell advent calendar (resource - htmhell.dev)
- Digital Accessibility Survey of Information Technology (IT) Professionals (survey - iastate.qualtrics.com)
- Don’t forget the “lang” attribute (blog post - css-irl.info)
- Web Almanac: Chapter 9, Accessibility (resource - almanac.httparchive.org)
- Legal Update: U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys Offices, championing digital access (blog post - lflegal.com)
- How to add captions to YouTube videos and force captions on (blog post - 3playmedia.com)
- Everything you ever wanted to know about the accessibility tree (video - youtube.com)
- Making accessibility more accessible (blog post - austingil.com)
- The tortuous journey of enhancing our color palette (blog post - medium.com/doctolib)
- Meeting “2.2.2 pause, stop, hide” with prefers-reduced-motion (blog post - hiddedevries.nl)
- Create accessible designs using the Figma A11y Annotation kit (blog post - medium.com/designing-atlassian)
New to A11y?
Sergei Kriger put together a site all about accessibility myths that that you should check out. I like the angle Sergei takes here since many people start with accessibility from a hesitant point of view.
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