Web Accessibility: What You Say vs. What I Hear

My background is in web design and development. These days, I’m an Accessibility Specialist advocating on behalf of the user. I use assistive technology to audit, review, and examine software the way a person with a disability might use it. I then work with product teams to identify and resolve these issues. And I’ve noticed a recurring theme. Issues identified through assistive technology such as screen readers are often treated as bugs—backlogged and forgotten in lieu of new feature development. Let me be clear: I think looking at accessibility this way is all wrong. Accessibility issues are missed requirements Looking … Continue reading Web Accessibility: What You Say vs. What I Hear