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Re: how do I find a developer who knows accessibility


From: Dr Jonathan Hassell
Date: Apr 29, 2020 1:47AM

Larry, Bevi, and all looking for developers who know accessibility,

Hope you're safe and well.

Interesting conversation. And it's great that you want to find devs who are great at accessibility.

I know where Steve is coming from - what we've found is that many developers whose accessibility knowledge comes from training on-the-job, or via free online training, get some of the basics, but nowhere near what they need to accessibly code modern websites. When it comes to accessible development, especially ARIA, it's almost like a bit of incomplete knowledge is a dangerous thing.

In my mind, the best way to find accessible developers is to create your own, through assessing their capabilities, and then training them in the areas that they are weak.

We've been doing that for over 6 years for some of the largest companies in the world, and it's really paying dividends.

We're about to book in some new public developer courses that you can book individual developers onto to complete their upskilling, so if you need that, please register your interest at: https://www.hassellinclusion.com/courses/web-developers/ <https://www.hassellinclusion.com/courses/web-developers/>

Best of luck everyone


CEO, Hassell Inclusion