The State of Accessibility in FOSS Frontend DevelopmentCheck Reference
I feel FOSS is everywhere and for everyone irrespective of disabilities they have. Hence the talk on accessibility.
In this talk, I want to share my perspective on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) related to frontend development and the accessibility of frontend components in FOSS projects. Accessibility is a crucial aspect of web development, and FOSS can play a significant role in advancing inclusive design and development practices.
I will be covering below topics :
- Accessibility definition
- FOSS definition
- Where do we use FOSS?
- Laws related to accessibility
- My point of view on the current state of FOSS with respect to accessibility in frontend
- positive points: design libraries, frameworks coming by default with some accessibility taken care of, semantic tags, W#C guidelines
- Do we really use the above when building FOSS?
- case study of listmonk if time permits
The role of the community
- Developers and designers together have to contribute to accessibility efforts
- While building FOSS read guidelines, and access what you build like a specially-abled person
- Once you build software make sure to go for audit. There are free open-source tools like a lighthouse, accessibility tree, and axe tool. There are professionals who do it
- the community has to create awareness of inclusive design for better accessibility
Where to report if we find a non-accessible public website in India