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  1. “Forcing a user to register for an account just to look at the content”
    Who are you referring to? ;)

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  2. One good example of an inclusive solution is the confirmation email you get when applying to jobs. I’ve applied to hundreds of jobs and I clearly remember how satisfied I was when I received the confirmation email clearly stating the exact information I’ve submitted as part of the job application and that it has safely reached their inbox. That assurance really provided relief. I experienced this with my job applications on Workable forms but I’ve seen this practice being increasingly adopted by many job boards. We’re heading in the right direction it seems :)

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  3. I once heard an accessibility expert tell a great story about a school. It had snowed the night before, and one of the students waited in his wheelchair while the janitor shoveled the front steps.

    The janitor said, “I’ll shovel the wheelchair ramp after I’m done with the steps.”

    The student said, “If you clear the ramp first, then *everyone* can get in.”

    All of the solutions you mentioned in this article would be helpful to people with mental illness, ADHD, etc. - but also just plain helpful to ALL users. When we keep accessibility in mind, we improve Web usability for all. Bravo, Brandon, for pointing this out!

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  4. “Inattention”. Yep, wrong wording. “Information overload” - better wording.

    Its also hitting folks with (strong) sight impairements; eg. recently The Verge, which otherwise is doing rather well, decided to add some of that flickering idioticy to its “front cover”.

    Horribly distracting, when one is already strongly near-sighted and thus focus is harder to get than “that normal guy”. Yes, of corpse I shot it down via Adblock Element Hiding Helper .. :)

    Animated GIF .. we all thought that’d be a thing of the past, one hopefully buried forever - like Geocities.com homepages, the marquee tag and so on. Thanks to the advent of InstaSnapFlapChat, FecesTwatterPlus and so on, this ugly abomination has become popular again, even among “us” developers / creators.

    cu, w0lf.

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  5. On another side note: ALA could do also MUCH BETTER when it comes to accessibility. That ugly Google “I am not a robot” breaker via Cloudflare, when trying to submit a comment, is really NOT. VERY. ACCESSIBLE.

    Another madness these days.

    cu, w0lf.

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  6. Great article! Is there any book you would suggest reading to get further into this subject?

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  7. Great article, I simply loved it!

    Greetings from Munich/Bavaria/Germany,
    Evi

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  10. Sorry, commenting is closed on this article.