Right now I am incredibly grateful and thankful for the extensive accessibility improvements to the WordPress widgets screen, because today I learned that there is at least one developer on this planet who actually worked to not support accessibility mode.
Is there a legitimate reason to do this other than pure unadulterated ableism? That’s not a rhetorical question.
If it weren’t for all the accessibility improvements to the main widgets screen, I would quite literally be prevented from completing this project.
So whoever did all this work, (and it was probably done in very large part by Andria Fercia), thank you so much, I owe you a ton right now. If it wasn’t all Andria, or if it was completely someone else, please get in touch so I can edit this post to ensure that you are publicly thanked by name or names.
I would be totally screwed right now if it weren’t for all your hard work.
I’ll update this post later once I can manage to get my thoughts together so that the words I’d like to say while Joe is still with us are in some kind of order instead of a jumbled mess mixed with grief and swearing.
I’m putting together this play list for my wake and writing about my life while I am able. Time will come when I won’t have the strength. I want to make sure that my daughter Siobhan ( born with severe intellectual disabilities) understands what is happening and that she feels included in the process. I’ve used some songs she will recognize. In this way she’ll hopefully feel included.
I’ll try to do it quickly. Hopefully there’s enough time.
If you don’t know who Joe is, he’s one of the original gangsters of WordPress Accessibility.
Through this connection he is someone very dear to me.
This post has a lot of takeaways for non-developers and even non-technical people. You don’t need to be a geek to have a website.
A persuasive look at the many reasons why you should have your own website, and some of the benefits it will bring you.
Personally, I think it’s vitally important, for example, to use a website to maintain a record of all the free accessibility testing you do as a person with disabilities. While I’d rather that the “f*ck you, pay me” approach be adopted instead of every organization and its brother jumping on mailing lists and social media asking for free work from persons with disabilities, maintaining a record of all the free work you do that can be used later to complete the experience section of your resume is the next best thing.