Featured: Equivalent experience can cut both ways
“We both experienced some surprise and confusion navigating the knowledge panel. I’d like to call attention to one thing specifically here: the kebab mystery meat button.”
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Sponsored: WordPress Accessibility Day 2023
See the great talks planned for this year for WordPress Accessibility Day 2023. WordPress Accessibility Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to promoting and learning website accessibility best practices for WordPress websites.
The conference is pre-approved for continuing education credits for the International Association of Accessibility Professionals Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) and Certified Professional in Core Competencies (CPACC) certifications.
Read more about WordPress Accessibility Day 2023.
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Can we assess the morality of our UX? (blog post - uxdesign.c)
- Legal update: August 2023 (blog post - convergeaccessibility.com)
- Talk: Developing an Accessible ‘Add to cart’ Flow (talk - nicchan.me)
- Browser video players review (blog post – adrianroselli.com)
- The perpetual circle of accessibility (blog post – dev.to/colabottles
- Being “polite” does not ensure access (blog post – dredf.org)
- Progressively enhanced form validation, part 4: Custom validation messages (blog post – cloudfour.com
- First, do no harm: Mistakes to avoid in creating accessible user experiences (blog post – 18f.gsa.gov)
- Role-playing game (blog post – marcus.io
New to A11y
Molly Holzschlag, an early web pioneer known for her work in web standards and being called “the fairy godmother of the web,” died this week at the age of 60.
Eric Meyer said, “She was a groundbreaker, expanding and explaining the Web at its infancy.” Bruce Lawson remembers, “She was perhaps the only person who could persuade me to go on stage with her at a conference dressed as a cowboy.” Jay Hoffman, who wrote a project on the history of the web, said “There’s almost no corner of the web that she hasn’t left her mark on.” Aaron Gustafson said “I witnessed her pass along amazing opportunities that found their way into her inbox with an incredible amount of joy. Like doling out incredible gifts for a holiday.”
Take some time this week to learn about Molly’s contributions to the web that we’re all benefitting from. A few other links that can help you along:
- Molly’s Wikipedia page.
- Molly’s episode on the Web Ahead podcast.
- Deborah Edwards-Oñoro: Remembering Molly Holzschlag.
- Todd Libby: Dear Molly.
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