Companies love to get press for disability tech projects, but they often aren’t all that interested in actually putting real money behind them.
“For too many people, using popular search engines is a frustrating and fruitless experience,” Shir Ekerling, CEO of accessiBe, said in the press release.
“With the understanding of the web accessibility gap, the decision to put our resources into accessFind was an easy one. With accessFind, internet users
with disabilities finally have a search engine that provides them with results of readily accessible websites, working to bridge the existing digital divide.”
$100 says this attempt at a new ghetto for people with disabilities is merely an aggregator for sites loading their script.
Another $100 says that, if they actually approached any people with disabilities to inquire about any problems we might have with using search engines, the Chief Vision Officer is the only person with a disability they asked.
I suppose it’s easy to say you’ll make the web accessible by 2025 when you can just build yourself a safe space and then pretend it’s the web. But AccessiBe’s self-constructed safe space isn’t the web any more than Facebook is.
I’ll stick with the open web, thanks.
a production-ready output file.
While some static site generators have a standardized way of handling assets, Eleventy does not. That’s a good thing – it gives you the flexibility to
handle this any way you want, rather than forcing an opinionated way of doing things on you that might not fit your specific needs.
That flexibility comes at a price though: you need to figure out your preferred setup first.
Hopefully soon, we’ll be able to define the highlight color or radios and checkboxes using the accent-color CSS property.
This is only available experimentally in Chrome, and I’m not sure if it will migrate to other browsers. Still, looks cool.
I agree with this entire thread, especially the action part.
Don’t get me wrong. Awareness is great. But we’ve been doing awareness now for I don’t know how many years or even decades, and it just seems to me that for every step forward we take, there are six more going backwards.
If awareness doesn’t become actuion, it’s just feel-good talk. And I’m starting to wonder if all the talk being generated around accessibility isn’t getting to a point where we’re seeing diminishing returns.