I began this 12 months on a brand new path at Knowbility — to assist folks and organizations create accessible content material and apps. However what was thrilling and helped inspire me extra had been two issues:
- WebAIM’s Accessibility Evaluation of One Million Page Homepages. With over 97% of websites having WCAG failure of some variety, it is a stinging indictment on our trade. There’s a variety of work to be executed — which means outreach and training, serving to different builders incorporate accessibility into their workflows, coding pull requests with accessibility fixes, ensuring parts for design programs are accessible and rather more.
- The Supreme Court docket of the USA rejecting Domino’s appeal. The Supreme Court docket leaves the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court docket’s ruling, which signifies that folks with disabilities who’ve bother with websites or apps that aren’t accessible can deliver claims underneath the Individuals with Disabilities Act (ADA). This end result signifies that organizations cannot kick the proverbial can down the highway for making their apps and merchandise accessible.
Regarding the One Million Pages, I seen that internet designers and builders outdoors of accessibility circles discussing accessibility with a sustained focus I hadn’t witnessed earlier than.
And I’d have conversations with folks outdoors internet design and improvement altogether about accessibility as a consequence of this court docket case alone. Firms and organizations had been watching it very intently.
This added elevated consciousness from each WebAIM’s report and the Domino’s enchantment has helped gasoline the dialogue, making it simpler to maintain the dialog going to make digital accessible to all.