net January 2020 Issue 327
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Published 28th November
All too often accessibility is seen as a discipline focusing on fringe cases. But this definition is looking increasingly ill-fitting for the modern age. Not only did The World Bank report in 2018 that 15 per cent of the global population experiences some form of disability but many accessibility features can offer benefits to users across the board, helping them use services in a range of environments and situations. Clearly, accessibility is a universal issue.
In light of this, we’ve turned this issue into a celebration of the ways accessibility intersects with web design. In our cover feature, Mark Billen takes a look at how the shifting landscape of tools, libraries and technologies is opening up new benefits and boundaries in terms of accessibility. On top of this, we also investigate how designers can understand aria-labels to handoff accessible prototypes to developers and dig into what the Public Sector Bodies Accessibility Regulations mean for public sector sites.
But we’re not only focusing on a11y issues: we also have plenty of great dev and design content, including our tutorial on unit testing React sites and feature on coding great CSS animations.