As a web accessibility advocate and software developer, I can’t refrain from asking what are the plans around accessibility? Currently, it’s in an abysmal state and as someone who occasionally posts accessibility related articles, I’d like to post them on a publishing platform that is actually accessible.
I ran a quick AXE test and the results are worrying me quite a bit:
But, having WCAG 2.1 AA compliant code of course is not everything, so tried using the site with keyboard only. Failed miserably again. No visible focus, no tab navigation, no skipnav, no nothing.
At this point I didn’t even try using a screen reader any more. It would only make me cry.
So, what is the plan? Generally I advise people to design and develop accessibly so the costs are kept at a very minimum. With so much already being built inaccessibly, fixing everything after the fact won’t be an easy task. Can I help in any way? It would be great to see this resolved as a priority.