Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

A presentation at Code on the Beach in in Atlantic Beach, FL, USA by Todd Libby

Accessibility is often overlooked or bolted on to the end of a project from the experiences in my career in web development and design. This talk speaks on these points and how you can bring accessibility to your organization.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.

  • Making A Strong Case For Accessibility

    The original article that led to this talk.

  • The WebAIM Million Report

    The 2022 report on the accessibility of the top 1,000,000 home pages.

  • WCAG 2.1

    The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1

  • WCAG 2.1 Understanding SC 1.4.3, Contrast (Minimum)

    The contrast of text success criterion talked about in the presentation.

  • The Business Case for Investing in Disability Inclusion Worldwide

    To invest in disability inclusion is to tap into underutilized resources that can benefit not only the people employed, but also a company’s bottom line, concludes a recent report from the Global Business Coalition for Education’s (GBC-Education) Disability Task Force.

  • The Buying Power of People with Disabilities

    The needs of adults with disabilities are frequently overlooked in the marketplace and when businesses are designing and promoting products and services.

  • Fable

    Build inclusive products. Fable Upskill provides custom training for digital teams to gain the skills to build inclusive products.

  • Overlay Fact Sheet

    Overlays are a broad term for technologies that aim to improve the accessibility of a website. They apply third-party source code (typically JavaScript) to make improvements to the front-end code of the website.

  • Overlay False Claims

    Truth in advertising does not exist for overlay vendors False claims at the expense of customers and persons with disabilities.

  • AccessiBe Will Get You Sued

    It seems fair to first frame accessiBe by what we know of it today. Adrian Roselli provides links so you can validate them yourself. Adrian’s opinion (expert and otherwise) is grounded in these.

  • UserWay Will Get You Sued

    Adrian Roselli found UserWay had taken the meat of the accessiBe post, re-cast as its own effort, and was using it as a marketing effort to frame its overlay as a better product than accessiBe.

  • Another Blue Beanie Day 2019 - Jeffrey Zeldman

    Another Blue Beanie Day. Generally, each year, Blue Beanie Day gets smaller, possibly in part because I’m too busy to promote it beforehand (or during, or after). And because it immediately follows U.S. Thanksgiving, so gets broadcast when many U.S. web folks are offline and in food comas.

  • “A11y is a right. NOT a privilege.” T-shirt

    Accessibility for all is a right, not a privilege. Making things accessible for all, includes all. Let’s make it so. Show your support for the Accessibility community today and wear it proudly!

  • Todd on Twitter

    Todd on Twitter