For many web developers, accessibility is complex and somewhat difficult. The Accessibility Project understands that and we want to help to make web accessibility easier for front end developers to implement. Our strategy is to accomplish this with 3 principles in mind:
- Digestible. We strive to feature short, digestible pieces of content.
- Up-to-date. The project is hosted on Github so information can be current with the latest standards.
- Forgiving. People make mistakes and web accessibility is hard, so we seek to be encouraging.
Why accessibility is important
Blind and visually impaired make up 285,000,000 people according to the World Health Organization (June 2012) with 39,000,000 categorized as legally blind and the remaining 246,000,000 visually impaired. Deaf and hearing impaired make up 275,000,000 (2004) in the moderate-to-profound hearing impairment category.
To put these in perspective, the population of the United States of America is 315,000,000 (January 2013).
If you care and are knowledgeable about accessibility and want to help please consider contributing. We would love people to help write articles, edit inaccuracies, and provide top-level information.
About this site
This site is built with Jekyll & Bootstrap, collaboratively by developers (see the footer) on Github. In its current state, The Accessibility Project may not be a perfect example of an accessible website… yet. We’re committed, through the power of Open Source, to incrementally improve our own accessibility on the site going forward.