Featured: Why accessibility testing with real users is so important
Nothing beats testing with real people and real customers Helen Wood and Jennifer Klinec of the Crown Prosecution Service inside the UK Government say, “But when we tested the service with some real users, we found that there were lots of things that the external consultancy didn’t pick up…”
News, resources, tools and tutorials
- Airbnb strives for inclusiveness with accessibility-approved rentals (blog post)
- Ethical design: The practical getting-started guide (blog post)
- WAI-ARIA: the dark art of accessibility? (blog post)
- Implementing a reduced-motion mode (blog post)
- Axe 3.0 has arrived — here’s what you need to know (blog post)
- Accessibility meetup survey (resource)
- Your tooltips are bogus (blog post)
- Survey of web accessibility practitioners #2 (survey)
- How we stopped making excuses and started improving Basecamp’s accessibility (blog post)
- :focus-visible and backwards compatibility (blog post)
- Apple proposes new accessibility emojis (blog post)
- Making Bulb accessible - introducing the new Bulb site (blog post)
New to A11y
Empathy and inclusive design have popped up more and more in the tech community lately. How do you get started? Vitaly Friedman says it starts with respect. “It’s a truly wonderful time to be designing and building for the web, and I couldn’t be more excited and honored to be a part of these developments. However, there’s still something that seems to be too often forgotten or ignored or even dismissed for the sake of business goals. It’s respect, a genuine, authentic feeling of respect towards our customers and our visitors.”
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