This will sound a bit meta, but my newsletter, Accessibility Weekly, was featured recently in another newsletter I always enjoy: WebAIM’s monthly one. It resulted in an uptick in subscribers, and a few donations. I’m excited to see it continue to grow!
Tim Kadlec gave a powerful, recent talk called Focusing on What Matters that you should watch. It touches on the three areas of the Web that we web workers often overlook or neglect: accessibility, performance and security. Yet, those end up being the factors that have the most impact on the people using our products […]
After the new year, I started Accessibility Weekly back up. It feels good to be writing and curating again. Since starting back up on January 10, I’ve only missed one issue due to travel. Keeping a newsletter going on a regular basis turned out harder than I thought. It takes time to convert the excitement […]
Well, no. And yes. Let me explain. Every now and then, I see something like this from someone in the web community: But I’m just gonna be honest here… for most developers, coding for #a11y (especially screen readers) is might as well be voodoo I get it. I still remember the first time I turned […]
Over the years I’ve come to realize that most difficult part of making websites isn’t the code, it’s the “hidden expectations”, the unseen aspects I didn’t know were my responsibility when I started: Accessibility, Security, Performance, and Empathy. Dave Rupert in Hidden Expectations. Dave Rupert writes about the responsibilities that come with building websites – the […]
I just released version 1.2 of Accessible Zen. It’s the first update in a year, and features some bug fixes and improvements. The biggest improvement includes the use of WordPress.org language packs. Grab the theme in the official theme directory. For full details, see the changelog below: May 5, 2016 Release: Version 1.2 Remove support for […]
In Don’t Use Slack, Christian Heilmann raises some critical questions about why accessibility doesn’t happen more in modern-day apps and startups, highlighting some issues he observed when a former colleague who’s blind needed to use Slack. He also touched on why Slack is a fantastic tool, and has some on-point conclusions about the nature of open […]
Bruce Lawson gave a keynote talk recently at Velocity Conference in Amsterdam called Ensuring a High Performing Web for the Next Billion People that you should watch. He’s written a blog post discussing the talk a bit if you’d like more information. It’s fantastic because it touches on all the parts of the Web that […]
More than a month ago, I launched Accessibility Weekly with the hope of making the field of web accessibility easier to learn and follow. I’ve had a blast watching the list steadily grow and receiving a handful of emails and tweets with positive feedback. That said, I want to keep experimenting with Accessibility Weekly and […]
Last week, Accessible Zen made a list of 10 Best Accessibility-Ready WordPress Themes. The post also talks a bit about what goes into an accessibility-ready theme, which is great. It’s always awesome to see accessibility talked about on a design and inspiration blog.