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Daily Accessibility Archive

This is an archive of the email messages I have sent to my daily mailing list since March 12th, 2024. Enjoy!

Building a culture of accessibility isn’t about complying with regulations; it’s about embracing inclusion as a core value within team.

When you're working on your product, you'll face a lot of pressure and requests. But no one will ask you to be less accessible.

Seeking perfection

Instead of striving for perfection, focus on continuous improvement, iteration, and learning from your mistakes.

The daily fire drill

Accessibility is not about slapping on a band-aid. It takes time and you won't do it in a day, but any day that's not a fire drill is a win.

Over and under

We often underestimate what we can achieve in the long run. And when it comes to accessibility, that couldn't be more true.

Your latest release

When customers complain the latest release introduced accessibility issues, it's easy to blame the work done in the last sprint.

Results without reps

You can't expect to get any long term lasting results without doing the work to understand and fix your own accessibility issues.

Just like gravity

There are over 20 pieces of legislation around the world that directly or indirectly deal with accessibility.

The snowball effect

Much like when a small snowball grows larger as it rolls downhill, integrating accessibility into the SDLC requires effort and dedication.

When in crisis

There's no time during a crisis to fix accessibility issues, but a crisis is the reason to make time!

Bad decisions

Today, I want to talk about three common causes for bad decisions when thinking about accessibility.

Momentum

If your goal is to ship an accessible website, one of the most powerful, yet underestimated ways to do it is by building momentum.

The illusion that there's no demand from users with disabilities creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where accessibility is not prioritised.

Sustained progress

You can't build an accessible website on one-time interactions. It's better to be consistent in your effort, no matter how small.

We take a lot of things for granted. I’m privileged, so are you probably, but not for long.

From the moment you start designing a template to when you jump into coding, you're going up against the clock.

Now not how

If you already have a lot of accessibility issues that you know of, you're already in a hole, so stop digging!

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