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No Accessibility Without Standards

Whether you’re building a house or a website you’ll need to follow certain standards – codes. As someone who transitioned from the building trade to web design I’ve been amused by similarities in these two seemingly disparate professions. Much of the terminology is the same. I’ve already mentioned build and code.

Analogies are useful but they’re eventually dead ends. Rarely did I walk onto a construction site and say “shall we start with the roof or the foundation today?.” I say rarely, because remodeling is another beast. Much like retrofitting an inaccessible website.

In the young trade of website construction some of these fundamentals are still being hammered out. Content First anyone?
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