I just received mail from IAAP that my certification is prolonged based on my activities that generated enough Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs). I like that we need not only to pass the exam but to also remain active to maintain it. There are some downsides of certifications, but still way more positive effects in my opinion.
4 years went fast. A small self-reflection about the blog and a bit about the future of it.
Found an interesting study that should encourage business owners to do something about poor accessibility of their websites and mobile apps. Hopefully somebody will think about how much people their business is potentially missing.
European Accessibility Act is around the corner. 100 weeks is not a lot in terms of conformance and compliance. Especially considering banking, e-commerce and transport services that will be a part of EAA. What to do? Start now!
Shifting left, that is considering accessibility earliest possible, should be a concept in our school system as well. Basics of accessibility thought earlier in our lives is probably the only sustainable way to make our societies more inclusive and our products and services more accessible.
Just a quick brainstorm when checking a design wireframe for potential accessibility issues, finding low level problems that may be solved way earlier than we may think. Maybe even before designer became a designer and before developer became a developer?
We finally made an official Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Slovenia, and I am proud that I was a part of it and even had two presentations. It was amazing to meet a lot of people from different organizations connected to accessibility and to greet people that I cooperate with in-person for the first time.
Do we have more accessibility specialist in 2023 compared to 2022? I got the numbers from IAAP and it’s looking better. And some countries are really doing good, check to learn more about which countries got most new certified professionals.
A post from fellow accessibility specialist made me think about why people think accessibility is difficult. I think that awareness, knowledge, ethics, involvement and responsibility can help a lot.
After giving a talk about accessibility and discussing the lack of awareness I decided to reflect on some thoughts in this post.