Don’t believe the hype

A presentation at A11y Camp 2021 by Allison Ravenhall

Don’t believe the hype

Don’t believe the hype

Hype quotes I've collected #1

Hype quotes I've collected #1

Hype quotes I've collected #2

Hype quotes I've collected #2

Hype quotes I've collected #3

Hype quotes I've collected #3

Hype quotes I've collected #3

Hype quotes I've collected #3

And breathe…

And breathe…

The better, constructive approach

The better, constructive approach

The more cynical spin

The more cynical spin

Check your vendors

Check your vendors

Vendor gotchas

Vendor gotchas

Check your frameworks

Check your frameworks

An example of a non-compliant framework component - Apple's UISwitch

An example of a non-compliant framework component - Apple's UISwitch

With “Increase contrast” on

With “Increase contrast” on

How do we improve the UISwitch?

How do we improve the UISwitch?

To wrap up

To wrap up

Don’t believe the hype

Don’t believe the hype

“<A> published this so it must be accessible.” Not necessarily. “<B> is accessible because it’s used on so many sites” Yeah, nah. Cautionary tales about the need to check the accessibility of frameworks and third-party components, and what to do when they’re broken.

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Buzz and feedback

Here’s what was said about this presentation on Twitter.