Featured: Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm
“A person seeking help in a time of crisis does not care about TypeScript, tree shaking, hot module replacement, A/B tests, burndown charts, NPS, OKRs, KPIs, or other startup jargon. Developer experience does not count for shit if the person using the thing they built can’t actually get what they need.”
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Sponsored: Axe-con 2023 agenda announced!
Axe-con, the world’s largest digital accessibility conference, is back virtually on March 15-16th. The schedule is now live with 60 sessions in four tracks: development, design, organizational success with accessibility, and a fun wildcard track.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Against access (blog post - audio.mcsweeneys.net)
- Léonie Watson on accessibility (podcast - theinformed.life)
- Your web performance is too reactive; It’s time to do more than put out fires (blog post - calibreapp.com)
- External links: In or out (blog post – digitala11y.com)
- A guide for making apps accessible (resource – appt.org)
- Accessibility lessons learned from blind users attending a user research study (blog post – equalentry.com)
- Setting expectations for asking ChatGPT web accessibility questions (blog post - scottohara.me)
- February accessibility focus: Structure and navigation (blog post - blog.pope.tech)
- Plaintiffs set a new record for website accessibility lawsuit filings in 2022 (blog post – adatitleiii.com)
- Meet the first-ever accessibility engineer at The Washington Post (blog post – niemanlab.org)
- WCAG 2.2 update: It’s time to say goodbye to the parsing criterion (blog post – linkedin.com)
- Twitter is getting rid of its free API tier. That’s a nightmare for accessibility activists (blog post – mashable.com)
New to A11y
I’m not sure how new it is, but I hadn’t seen this great WebAIM article on creating a community that values accessibility until recently. It covers a lot of topics that get to the center of establishing not just a community, but a culture around accessibility. That kind of work is vital to making progress in creating better, more inclusive products and sites.
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