4 years went fast. A small self-reflection about the blog and a bit about the future of it.
Looking back at 2022 I can say it was not bad, not bad at all. Incredible experiences, knowledge getting and sharing, contributing to open source, starting my own company, and being invited as a professional head of an newly started institute.
On 25th of November 2022 I finally got my idea out as a sole proprietorship – under the name of IDEA-lab Cerovac (IDEA as Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility and lab as laboratory).
This post tries to explain a bit about the ideas behind IDEA-lab.
Time flies, and I am WAS for two years now. Short reflection about the past and the future that WAS has for me.
As I enjoy my vacation I decided to write a bit more personal post, still related to accessibility, but no technical details.
Just a brief reflection on the business side of the accessibility equation that can easily be set on side.
European Accessibility Act will for sure have huge positive effects on the e-commerce, and I hope it will help also other sectors and small-businesses.
It’s smart to have a plan before making changes and this post is sketching my plans to improve accessibility knowledge and also help others in 2022.
First days of new year are perfect for a summarization of previous year – I like to call it retrospective. What I did for myself and also something I did for my employer and our customers… Happy new year!
A short blog of my reflections about International Day of persons with disabilities and how we should span the meaning of this day throughout the year. Digital accessibility is way easier than physical so there should be no excuses.
Common effort, interdisciplinary competence and early dialog can be the only best practice for assuring the accessibility of the final product. If we leave that team members live in their own roles then we are almost surely to fail and get into situations where the issues on the end prevent launching accessible products and flood the team with issues. Cooperation and dialog are key!
Design, development and even search engines embraced the mobile first way of thinking we should probably also start to think about the accessibility from mobile first perspective. Maybe it really is time to think about digital accessibility from mobile first aspect as well.
Project management have the power to really add to better deliveries and scope management. So it must be natural for project managers to also treat accessibility as a first class citizen, always in scope and always a part of definition of done
We remember the rule for alternative text on decorative images, right. But is it really so clear what an decorative image is. Sometimes SEO wants us to have alternative text for images that do not directly add to the information. Should we do it for the bots or should we save time for screen-reader users? It depends. As always…
At the end of the day – an email is just an HTML. But also has plain text version baked into it. And is still using tables for positioning, chances are. So here are some thoughts on how to make them accessible.
Passion for accessibility and empathy helps a lot, but it do comes down to systematic integration if we want that our organization delivers accessible deliveries and products.