Empathy and Accessibility on the Web (WP Campus)

Web accessibility should mean that people can use the Web.

When you navigate to Google.com on your phone, what you see your on your screen is fundamentally different than what you see if you were to navigate to the same website using your desktop browser. Your phone fundamentally handles information differently than a standard computer, and forcing you to interact with a version of the site that is formatted for a different experience would make it frustrating, if not impossible, for you to use.

Accessibility is the wrong term to be using. What we want to talk about here is “designing websites for humans,” but that’s a little overbroad. So I like to use the language of accessibility, but it really applies to everyone.


At WP Campus 2017, I presented on accessibility for the web. You can find the full post version of my talk over at Technical Penguins.