I’m super envious that there are awards for accessibility in video games but not really for websites. So much of our work is done behind the scenes and we’re not allowed to really talk about it. But I would love to see and create projects to share proudly.
Happy new year, microblog and Mastodon peeps!
Accessibility people: “Consistency is of the utmost importance!” Also, accessibility people: 🤷♂️ (Note: I worked on the main WAI website redesign, so this is also self-critique.)
W3C membership & inflation
It’s very interesting that a full W3C membership cost $50k/year in 1995 while it currently costs a maximum of 77K. Adjusted for inflation, the fee should be 93K. Of course there are many more members these days, but 77K for a billion+ company feels like a drop in the bucket…
New Doctor Who Teaser Trailer is Chef’s Kiss youtu.be/FtzRP0fyc…
I don’t know if these “hyper links” will catch on! front-end.social/@heydon/1…
Quick reminder, because family dynamics can be tough during this time of year: Not visiting family at this time of a global pandemic is a very valid decision. Stay safe and healthy. ❤️🎄😷
I always thought that 4000 Twitter followers is some pseudo-magical number for me, reachable but really tough to get to. A few months ago I crossed the line to 4000. And just a few days ago, I crossed it again – this time in the opposite direction. Both made me very happy. 🤷♂️
This is awesome: An inclusive D&D kit (not widely/commercially available) nitter.it/dreamwisp… Edit: Hm. The nitter mirror apparently broke, so here is the Threadreader thread: threadreaderapp.com/thread/16…
“Hi Eric, how’s your December going?” — “Let me put it this way: It’s December 19th and I’m opening the first door of my advent calendar…”
Apparently I was way too optimistic for 2022. I won’t do the same for 2023. 🙂
The Do No Harm Guide: Centering Accessibility in Data Visualization report looks like an amazing publication from authors with a good reputation. Too bad that it is in PDF form. Its so much harder to link to it, reference or quote it that way. (Also meh for accessibility.)
Wow, looks like W3C and MIT are botching the transition to the US nonprofit. It really worries me that this hasn’t been prepared and agreed a long time ago. I hope it works out in the end.
Maybe Space Karen is just annoyed that the Streisand effect is not named after him… How would you make people more aware of your biggest competitor network (maybe not in terms of size but certainly in terms of how similar it works) than banning linking to it?
Reconsidering a lot of my choices where to spend my online time these days.
The chances of WCAG 3 to ever happen (like this) are maybe 50%. The whole structure is overly complicated and it carries a heavy burden to keep current, something W3C/WAI and WCAG WG have always struggled with. I mean, there are still Silverlight techniques listed on some pages.
So many accessibility companies start to promote tooling over education. This makes it seem like accessibility is a tooling problem (it isn’t) and offers a seemingly quick and easy solution. And of course, tools have minimal cost compared to human trainers.
I generally like German keyboards, but having the y and x keys next to each other means that I typed “checkboy” several times today… It’s time that I get the hang of my new fancy mechanical keyboard… 😂 It will solve everything, right?
W3C Accessibility Maturity Model
I did not manage to read this yet, but there is this W3C Accessibility Maturity Model document at W3C: The W3C Accessibility Maturity Model is a guide for organizations to evaluate and improve their business processes to produce digital products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Use …
Ben Mertens giving O’Sullivan a good fight, even if O’Sullivan has not been on the top of his game today. Enjoyable watch! 🔴
Looks like fun additional Shortcuts support is coming to Things 3 says @HeyScottyJ on Twitter (Nitter link). I applied for beta access. Fingers crossed! 🤞
Turns out following a lot of people who are on Mastodon instances through my micro.blog account was not the smartest of moves. Its two different things for me and so I’ll take some time to untangle a bit.
Reminder that today is the last pre-order day for PracticalAccessibility.today. There’s no excuse to not learn web accessibility in 2023!
I really wished GitHub would allow to stop notifications from all repositories of an organization. Getting notifications for work I was involved three years ago at @email@example.com is not useful…