I believe in removing barriers that prevent the world and the internet from being accessible to all. The reality is that most of us live in a deeply ableist society, where many are prevented from having equal access to resources, information and services.
I am committed to making my corner of the internet a place that is conscious of its users, conscious of its environmental impact, and free from obstacles that prevent everyone from accessing and enjoying it.
What I do
I aim to be compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA.
I spend a great deal of time thinking through the structure, layout, and representation in code of the sites I build. I do my best to educate myself in best practices regarding accessible and ethical web design, and spend a lot of time reading articles, blogs, and tutorials surrounding accessible design and code.
I do my best to thoroughly best each page. I do this through a combination of the following:
- this fantastic A11y Project checklist
- Google Lighthouse (which catches things like color contrast)
- manual testing with a screen reader
- manual testing with keyboard navigation
If you find any part of this site difficult to use, please drop me a line and let me know. I will do my best to improve that page / feature as quickly as possible.