A week of visiting websites pretending to be blind

As developers, we are still not doing enough to make the web accessible to all types of users. In this story, David Ball spends a week pretending to be blind on the internet. He learned some interesting things, but in short: it sucks. We can do better. Read that post, and check out Dave Rupert's new and fantasticย Accessibilityย Project blog to learn and get involved. Also, check out the twentytwelve theme for some good best practices for making your themes more accessible. Most of us are part of the problem now, let's be part of the solution going forward.

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  1. wow, that is one of those things I never even think of. using twenty twelve and _S a few times i had noticed they do a good job at using “content” skip points and a lot of other great accessibility points.

    1. I knew very little about it until digging into the default themes and _s more. Also, I’ve heard some people like Dave Rupert and Paul Boag talk accessibility, but this post puts the whole thing into a different light for me. For instance, I’m surprised at how important header tags in our content are, given all the new fancy ARIA stuff!

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