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Re: Front End Developers and ATs


From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Aug 29, 2013 4:55AM

Steve Green wrote:

> I agree that you need to be careful, so it is important to work with a
> variety of people [snip] However, even working with one person is better
> than not working with any, which is where almost every FED is right now.

I guess this comes down to what we think a useful minimum is? I think we
agree that exposure is useful, but you need the macro view as well.

Given little resource, what would we recommend for a front-end developer? I
would suggest:
- A training day on web accessibility, something fairly practical that
covers the different interaction styles. This should help with the big
picture view, and provide some basis for interpreting results.
- Whenever the organisation conducts usability / accessibility testing,
observing all the sessions (assuming it's done by other people).
- Adding things to their personal development plan (I guess most places
have those back-burner internal projects that people do for their own
development?), like assessing their own work against the guidelines, and
testing it with various AT.

Any other useful, not too expensive things FEDs can do?