Accessibility at Webstock


Shawn Henry demystified the accessbility world for me at her Webstock seminar and provided some good quotes along the way, highlights being “Google is a blind billionaire” and “Headings are the new alt text”. A lot of the confusion around accessibility seems to stem from the subjectivity of whether something passes WAI muster, which they’re attempted to address in the next release of the WAI guidelines with detailed ‘success criteria’. There’s plenty of info at W3C’s WAI Resources on Introducing Web Accessibility overview page.