Our values

The principles that guide this site.

The A11Y Project is:

Open

We're an open source, people-built project. We welcome community contributions. Our processes are transparent. We help demystify the process of designing and developing accessible web experiences.

Communal

The web accessibility industry is small, but welcoming—we're all in this together. Our successes build off each other's efforts, and are performed in the service of others. We highlight people doing good work.

Approachable

This value is isn't limited to just ease of use for assistive technology—the site should also feature inclusive language and good performance.

Our content should be the same. Short, and linking to reputable sources for in-depth discussions of technical concepts. People aren't robots. We grow, learn, and make mistakes. Because of this, we seek to be forgiving and encouraging.

Authoritative

We serve as a living example of how to make an accessible and inclusive web experience.

Our team

The people who help make this all happen. Interested in helping out? Check out our contributing guidelines.

Creator

The A11Y Project was started on January 10, 2013.

Name

Dave Rupert

Maintainers

These are the people helping out with day-to-day maintenance and operations:

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Alex Brenon

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Carie Fisher

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Dennis Gaebel

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Emily Lane

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Eric Bailey

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Jerry Jones

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Joe Watkins

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Jordan Foreman

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Monika Piotrowicz

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Scott O'Hara

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Scott Vinkle

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Tiffany Tse

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Mat Marquis

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Tatiana Mac

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And maybe you!

Authors and contributors

A special thank you to everyone who has helped contribute to the site!