Featured: A practical approach to automated accessibility
“As web or mobile developers your job can already be packed full of processes, code reviews, and more information that your brain can handle. So what is the most practical way in which we can bring automated accessibility into the development lifecycle, while effectively making it apart of the development culture? Let’s dive in!”
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News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Software accessibility for users with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) (blog post - uxdesign.cc)
- If you’re going to do a job, do it properly (blog post - tempertemper.net)
- A step-by-step guide to building accessible carousels (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- Representation of style (blog post – html5accessibility.com)
- Meetup.com follows through on commitment to improve website accessibility (blog post – wptavern.com)
- Avoid spanning table headers (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- Ideas for making accessibility and equity a core part of the software development lifecycle (blog post - eli.li)
- Understanding the cost of not being accessible (blog post - karlgroves.com)
- Automatic captions: Our experiments and best practices (blog post – equalentry.com)
- How to test for low vision and improve the A11y user experience (blog post - linkedin.com)
- Accessibility roles and hiring survey 2022 basic data (blog post – devonpersing.netlify.app)
- How to style your alt text (blog post - shkspr.mobi)
- Twitter Spaces no longer has captions – let’s talk about that (blog post – liamodell.com)
- Accessible notebooks hackathon (event – iota-school.github.io)
New to A11y
Sarah R. Barrett says, "Your IA is almost certainly a huge accessibility problem. By leaving accessibility out of IA (and IA out of accessibility), we are building deeply inaccessible, exclusionary structures." Sarah makes an important point. We can avoid those exclusionary structures by doing the work and not looking for shortcuts.
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