Accessible code?

Brad Frost comments on the accessibility team lead of WordPress resigning

I’m in charge of a11y at work. I always stress to other development teams that they need to test if their work is inclusive.

Some simple steps does it.

Before writing JavaScript for a component or a page, the markup needs to be valid semantic html.

Run tools like Axe. Does it pass?

Navigate using a keyboard.

Use the page using a screen reader.

This is a minimum a team should do before submitting the merge request.

Over time this has lead to better quality. But you need to constantly keep testing and focusing on it.