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.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- More to give than just the div: semantics and how to get them right (blog post – hiddedevries.nl
- Broke with accessible taste: Understanding the economics of digital access in America | Accessibility NYC Meetup recap (blog post - equalentry.com)
- Accessibility and 2022: 13 design trends from a usability perspective (blog post - bhmbizsites.com)
- Creating empathy with users who have accessibility needs (blog post - accessibility.blog.gov.uk)
- Accessibility and font sizes (blog post - craigabbott.co.uk)
- How to check what item is in focus when accessibility testing (blog post - giovanicamara.com)
- Disabled deaths are not your “encouraging news” (blog post - disabilityvisibilityproject.com)
- Testing is a scary word (blog post - axesslab.com)
- Foundations: Text descriptions (blog post - tetralogical.com)
- What should your browser support strategy be in 2022? (blog post - gomakethings.com)
- The crisis is real: Where are the web accessibility professionals? (blog post - webaim.org)
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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