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Book: The Bootcamper's Guide to Web Accessibility by Lindsey Kopacz

 

 

I make webpages, and I know they can stand to be improved on the accessibility front.  I know about alt text in images - and will use them more in the future. I need to integrate them more into my development flow - It's 2021. There's no excuse. And that is only the tip of the iceberg.

But what else am I missing that makes the web more difficult for others - and how can I improve?

I was generously gifted this book by marktechson on Twitter - Thank you 👋🏾!

I revisited the book several times - It's a lot of information I'm not familiar with, and wouldn't feel okay with recapping, especially as you can buy the book over here.


I can briefly cover some of what I learned:

  •  It's fairly obvious, but there is an Accessibility option in the dev tools of modern browsers.
  • ARIA Web accessibility is A) a thing and B) Inconsistent between OSes and browsers. 
  • Those mini screens that pop up over a faded webpage - Often to tell you about a newsletter - Those are called Modals. They work in Javascript.

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