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re: I Was So Wrong About Web Accessibility That it's Laughable! VIEW POST

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re: The first answer that comes to mind is 'all of them, used correctly', but that's obviously not very helpful. The big thing here is figuring out on...

I like the answer 'All of them, used correctly'! I tried to respond to this using my screen reader and, woah. Super difficult.

I tried to respond to this using my screen reader and, woah. Super difficult.

FWIW, DEV is actually not particularly bad when it comes to accessibility with a screen reader (they're not great either, but I've see quite a few sites that were much worse). A lot of the issue is just learning to use the screen reader effectively, as it requires a very different mental paradigm from interacting with a computer visually. The best analogy I can come up with is that it's like learning to use the Linux command-line on an old VT100 serial terminal (not an emulator, but an actual VT100) when you're used to using Windows 10 on a brand-new computer. I would suggest first getting used to using just the keyboard to interact with the web (this is also a good way to test accessibility), as it will help you get used to navigating the page in the way a screen reader usually presents it.

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