About My Accessible Website
Hi, I'm Fiona and I've been a full stack web developer with a passion for accessibility for about 12 years now.
In my first job, I spent several years making software for schools, which has to meet WCAG Level AA, and I've been advocating for accessibility ever since.
David is our transcriptionist - he's got a great eye for detail and spends way too long getting things perfect!
My aim with this site is to provide guidance to help developers make their sites more accessible.
This would be a much more interesting story if I required assistive technology myself or had a close family member that did. In fact, I just feel like it is a very neglected aspect of software development that has the potential to make lives easier.
I also enjoy teaching complex ideas and concepts to others, and accessibility can certainly be complicated at times!
As well as this blog, I have three highly rated courses on Pluralsight.
This one is a good run through of the basics, fixing up all the accessibility issues on an example website form:
If you run a podcast, and it doesn't have transcriptions, it's a service we're now offering.
You're basically throwing away keyword-rich content that can be used to boost your website rankings.
We've got a handy cost calculator here:Learn More About Transcription