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Build an Accessible React Component: The Live Series

ashleemboyer profile image Ashlee (she/her) ใƒปUpdated on ใƒป2 min read

Thank you!! ๐ŸŽ‰

Last Tuesday's stream was fantastic! I now have two posts to add to my "Build a React & Firebase Blog Site" Series and am considering packaging the series up in an ebook format!

What's this about? ๐Ÿค”

In the meantime, I've been thinking about topics for upcoming Tuesdays and have decided to make a whole series about building accessible React components. I have an a11y-components repository with a couple of things in it already, but needed a break from all things outside of work for a while. What better way to pick things back up than with a live series to add to the repository?

Neat! How's it going to work? โœจ

Here's the idea: we'll pick a random widget from the WAI-ARIA Authoring Practices with an on-screen wheel, then build it in React! If a really complex component is chosen, it might take an extra stream to finish it, but we'll walk through the whole thing from start to finish!

Let's gooo! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Discussion (2)

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Youssef Rabei

Good luck, keep going.
What is a a11y , and can you please make the live on YouTube .

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Ashlee (she/her) Author

Hi, and thank you!

"a11y" is the shortened version of "accessibility" and is pronounced "a-eleven-y". The 11 is there because that's how many letters are between the "a" and "y" in the word. It's like "i18n" which is short for "internationalization"!

Also I don't currently go live on YouTube because I can only mod one platform at a time, but a recording of the Twitch stream will be uploaded to YouTube eventually!

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