Right, that’s it – no more shilly shallying around, getting distracted by you lot and your fascinating blogs. Time to stop faffing about and start learning css properly, following web standards and above all to ensure that this site adheres to accessibility guidelines.
What’s prompted this? A post by pixeldiva – if you live in the UK, do go read it and follow up with an email or letter to your MP.
Some of you will have heard my rants about web accessibility, some of you won’t.
For several obvious and not so obvious reasons, accessibility is very important to me. I don’t talk about it much here, which might seem a bit surprising, but when its your job, you need to have some “off” time too.
So why am I breaking that particular personal rule and potentially “outing” myself now?
Because it’s important.
Because not enough people know they legally have to do it, and because those that do, all too often can’t be bothered doing it properly.
Because the state of the web just isn’t good enough, and because when people do make an effort and do something that’s particularly impressive it deserves to be brought to the attention of as wide an audience as possible.