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Little victories and the 1%

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I'll be honest. It’s tough working in accessibility. Some days it feels impossible. But then there’s some days when you win little victories and it feels like you’re actually making a difference.

Those days make it all worth it.

I always say you need to celebrate the little victories, the small wins. I don't think I ever took that to heart. So I'm starting now. I plan to share my own progress, the little victories that make it worth it, the small wins and celebrate them.

I'm talking about the 1% better that compounds over time. Every Saturday, you'll find a new email in your inbox where I look at how my journey has been over the past week and where the 1% adds up from. I might miss a Saturday. I don't know honestly, so we'll see how this goes.

Here's today's 1%.

I'm an introverted person. I like to spend my time reading, learning, playing games (console and board games) and I rarely go out. A few months back, I saw an open invitation to an accessibility conference. It's near to where I live and I said, what the heck, let's meet some people IRL (in real life), as they say.

So today I am in Amsterdam at the Accessibility Summit 2024. It's a two-day meetup with pre-planned presentations from some great speakers, mixed with Bar-camp-style sessions.

It's the tenth year they're doing this. It's my first time going. It's also the first meetup this year. So my 1% this week is going out of my comfort zone and meeting new people who, like me, are excited about accessibility, who care about the web, who feel that this is the right thing to do and how we can make it better.

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