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One thing at a time

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When it comes to accessibility, a laser-focused approach is a game-changer. You probably have a backlog hundreds of items long. You'll likely not have time to go through half of them before the list gets even bigger.

So you're left feeling overwhelmed and powerless. Instead of staring at that shopping list-sized backlog with dread, take a deep breath and start small. Begin by prioritizing one thing at a time.

Yep, just one thing. From your backlog, do just one thing now. It could be ensuring alt text for images or improving keyboard navigation. By chipping away at tasks one by one, you'll regain a sense of control and momentum.

Start by honing in on one aspect of accessibility - let's say, screen reader compatibility. Dive deep into understanding how screen readers interact with your content. Are all your images properly labeled? Are your navigation menus easily navigable? By tackling accessibility one step at a time, you can unravel complexities and implement solutions more effectively.

What's next? Shift your focus to keyboard navigation. Can your users go through your site using only their keyboard? Test, tweak, and refine until navigating your site feels seamless on a keyboard.

Break down accessibility into manageable chunks and do one thing at a time. This way, you'll turn accessibility into less of a burden and more of an achievable goal.

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