Issue #277

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Featured: The case for describing race in alternative text attributes

Tolu Adegbite reminds us that designers and developers have huge power in shaping societal norms and the reality of the stories that get told through content. That includes alternative text. Tolu discusses the wider implications of alt text and the way we describe the people we feature in our work.

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New to A11y?

Melanie Sumner offers up a few perspectives on why developers don’t take accessibility seriously. I love Melanie’s thoughts on next steps here, particularly around encouraging our industry to educate developers in accessibility earlier. But also, reminding developers to “compassionately improve yourself.” Make everything better than before. That’s the work.

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