The 97.4% North Star
97.4% – that’s how many of the world’s top 1M homepages have basic accessibility issues, according to the WebAIM Million. This is unacceptable. We can do better. We’ll consider the impact of technology on accessibility, and potential solutions. We’ll look at how Wagtail tries to tackle this reality.
97.4% – that’s how many of the world’s top 1M homepages have basic accessibility issues, according to the WebAIM Million analysis. This appalling number is a reminder of how our choices as an industry have an impact on website users. It’s also a call to action! We’ll see how we got there, what systemic problems we’re dealing with, and potential solutions.
Along the way, we’ll learn about the choices the team behind Wagtail made, to improve the accessibility of all sites built with the CMS.
I’m a developer interested in all things accessibility. I’m a core contributor to Wagtail, and part of Django’s accessibility team.