100 Days of A11y

Day 33: A11y, UX, or Both?

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What I learned today

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Comparing accessibility and user experience, both have benefits for all, yet differ mostly by audience:

Accessibility includes a more technical aspect (considerate of assistive technologies, for instance); UX is more principled in its approach.

Usable accessibility = a11y + UX.

Accessibility is just one aspect of the "universal web".

Looking at accessibility a little closer, what makes a person disabled? We may think of someone with a disability as having a certified report by a doctor or proving an obvious physical or mental difference from our own. Yet disabilities are actually better defined as a conflict of a person's ability with their environment. It puts us all on a spectrum, doesn't it?

An accurate statement

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For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible. - Judith Heumann, U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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