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News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Why ‘dark mode’ causes more accessibility issues than it solves (blog post - medium.com/@h_locke)
- Twitter reminds us about Alt Text, but how good are we at it? (blog post - uxdesign.cc)
- How traits of successful communities can inform our accessibility initiatives (article - webaim.org)
- Learn accessibility (new content added) (resource – web.dev)
- Getting WCAG color contrast right (blog post – uxdesign.cc)
- How to champion digital accessibility: Key conversation starters, by department (blog post - essentialaccessibility.com)
- ARIA 101 with Nicolas Steenhout (video - youtube.com)
- Cognitive Overlords - Alex Tait (video - youtube.com)
- A testing strategy for accessibility in new apps (blog post - testingaccessibility.com)
- Virtual reality accessibility: 11 things we learned from blind users (blog post - equalentry.com)
- Seven tactics that benefit both accessibility and SEO (blog post - deque.com)
- WCAG 2.2 finalize date moved to early 2023 (resource - w3.org)
- I am officially no longer the Engineering Manager for the Accessibility Experience Team at Twitter. (tweet - twitter.com/gerardkcohen)
- It brings me no great pleasure to say that for all intents and purposes, @TwitterA11y is defunct. (tweet - twitter.com/arhayward)
- A11yNYC: Marketing in Accessibility (event - meetup.com/a11ynyc)
New to A11y?
Geri Reid gave a talk recently called Designing an Accessible Future. In it, Geri talks through applying the principles of WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 3.0 to some current visions of the future. The talk goes in depth on both WCAG and a newer technologies, but don’t let that intimidate you. The lesson for those new to accessibility is how Geri thinks through how WCAG applies to a newer technology.
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