Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021 at noon, US Eastern Time. It is safe to say that regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, the Biden Presidency is definitely going to be very different from his predecessor’s. One key area that I anticipate to see major differences is in accessibility.
Recently a customer emailed me with the following question:
As I’ve so often said: Audits and tools don’t solve accessibility problems, training does. This is because while audits and tooling are very capable of finding your current issues, training will help you solve those problems while avoiding new ones.
The accessibility product market is flush with new overlays, each making newer, bolder, more bogus claims than the last, all while basically providing poor “fixes” and a UI widget that does nothing more than what users with disabilities already have on their computers.
Today, via Facebook’s “Memories” feature, my good friend and mentor Mike Paciello shared this tweet from Steve Faulkner: