WordCamp US Presentation 2023: Accessibility Without Compromising Creativity
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Sources & Links from the presentation
- Some Facts
- An estimated 1.3 billion people – about 16% of the global population – currently experience significant disability. (World Health Organization)
- Covid Reminds Us That Wb Accessibility Helps All Users, Not Just The Disabled (Forbes)
- By 2030, all baby boomers will be older than age 65. (United States Census Bureau)
- Disability Pride Month celebrates Americans With Disabilities Act Anniversary (Share America and U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Italy)
- In 2023, 96.3% of home pages had detected WCAG 2 failures. (The WebAIM Million)
- Some Resources
Nothing about accessibility means you have to be boring. It just means you’re making your websites better. Just like when we realized there were a ton of different screen sizes to adapt to, it made our websites better for more people to use, accessibility is another way to give more people access to the sites you make.
We stick to conventions and best practices. We ask about audience and cater to their needs. Accessibility is about integrity. It’s about learning the basics, and using each new project as an opportunity to learn something new.
Let’s go over some amazingly creative ways to make fun and accessible websites.