Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20, 2021 at noon, US Eastern Time. It is safe to say that regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, the Biden Presidency is definitely going to be very different from his predecessor’s. One key area that I anticipate to see major differences is in accessibility.
Accessibility as a Service
Recently a customer emailed me with the following question:
As I’ve so often said: Audits and tools don’t solve accessibility problems, training does. This is because while audits and tooling are very capable of finding your current issues, training will help you solve those problems while avoiding new ones.
Black Lives Matter. These words must resonate. They must be repeated loud enough often enough, and forcefully enough for the sentiment to become second nature to all. While Karl Groves’s personal feelings on racism have been made clear and, as the Founder & President of Tenon, it can be assumed that his feelings are also Tenon’s feelings, we decided that the best approach at this time is to make our feelings on the current political climate clear regarding where we stand on civil rights in general and race relations specifically.
The accessibility product market is flush with new overlays, each making newer, bolder, more bogus claims than the last, all while basically providing poor “fixes” and a UI widget that does nothing more than what users with disabilities already have on their computers.