Blind people, I am not having your excuses for why you can’t make the things you create accessible to all disability groups today, especially if you constantly flag accessibility fails on the part of others. If @BlindBargains can manage it, so can you. If you create a podcast, then it needs transcription. If you run a website, it needs skiplinks. It needs images with alternative text. These things are part of accessibility in particular and inclusive design in general, and you cannot complain about the accessibility fails of others, (hashtag a11yFail), and then skip the parts you don’t want or that are too hard or too inconvenient.
Dear #indieweb I am going to do my very best to not flood Indienews with #ID24 web-related talks but you have no idea how difficult this is going to be. We’re only four hours into a twenty-four hour conference and there’s been a ton of really, really good web-related stuff here.
I can remember a time when the #WordPress customizer was off limits if you used a screen reader. I’m playing with it now and even though I know there’s more work to do I’m so proud to see how far it’s come. And no, I’m not praising my own work, I’ve had nothing to do with it.
#ID24, (otherwise known as Inclusive Design 24), is happening again next week, and the sensible part of my brain is saying “No, really, you shouldn’t stay awake for twenty-four hours and it doesn’t matter how good the talks are going to be because you are not in your twenties anymore”, and the rest of my brain is saying “This schedule is awesome and it will be so much fun to participate on the social medias with everybody and bring some IndieWeb goodness and then shove it all to your Facebook page”. I think I know which part is going to end up winning. I need to take Noter Live for a spin because I haven’t done so yet on the new computer, because I haven’t done that yet and live tweeting the whole conference a couple of years ago was fun.
I need to write some text for the front page, and link the various post kinds in the menu. And seriously Facebook pages, there’s a lot of hate going on for microformats 2 and you really need to address that because it’s just not cool.