Featured: Progress over perfection: The better way for communication and accessibility advocacy
“Disability and accessibility advocates are passionate. They speak up about accessibility problems. Sometimes, it can have the opposite effect. A progress over perfection approach to communication educates people and it’s kinder. This article has four steps on how to do that.”
Sponsored: Free webinar - Developers’ guide to getting started with accessibility testing
In celebration of this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), we’re hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 16th from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.
Attendees will learn how to achieve the following using entirely free tools:
- Significantly improve your code quality without disrupting your existing testing processes
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- Extending accessibility coverage even further with guided testing
- Automatically catching accessibility issues with even less effort in a VS Code linter
- Learning how to solve accessibility issues without any WCAG expertise required
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- The potentially dangerous non-accessibility of cookie notices (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- Making chatbots accessible (blog post - uxdesign.cc)
- Visually accessible data visualization (blog post - medium.com/plaid-design)
- Web accessibility: A reference to creating inclusive websites (blog post – stackdiary.com)
- The calm web: A solution to our scary and divisive online world (blog post – calibreapp.com)
- Offline is just online sith extreme latency (blog post – blog.jim-nielsen.com)
- This is Alex, he’s blind — Accessibility context cards (blog post - bootcamp.uxdesign.cc)
- Washington Post design system - Accessibility (resource – build.washingtonpost.com)
- Accessible target sizes cheatsheet (blog post - smashingmagazine.com)
- What young people with disabilities wish clubs offered (article – vice.com)
New to A11y
Liz Jackson gave a talk about how empathy reifies disability stigmas in 2019 that you should watch. Liz continues to push designers to go beyond empathy to something that can lead to much better results. Pay attention.
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