Technical Architect at HPE
Jaswant: Hello All, I have 12 years of industry experience on the web. Currently working as UI Architect at HPE. I have worked on websites, products, apps, and even gaming sites. I am also a tech speaker at different conferences and meetups.
Jaswant: Yes, I do. But there are challenges while implementing from the technology perspective and team. Especially when the project is not consumer-facing then it becomes the most challenging.
Jaswant: I can think of:
Jaswant: Well No. In my 14 years of career, I met only a few developers who are aware of the accessibility. This is the basis of all the issues - lack of awareness. Developers just focus on the delivery and don't focus on the accessibility. In fact in the code review exercises also there are no comments on the accessibility issues.
Jaswant: Well if you look around us we don’t give much importance to accessibility in our day-to-day life. Eg: buildings, hotels, parks, etc. only 1-2 are accessible. No accessible walking area, no parking lots, no cinema halls are accessible. Accessibility is always the last thing on the list. So, first, we need to create awareness in our daily life. We need education not just on laws but in creating empathy. Things will change from there.
I have seen a lot of web development courses, meetups, conferences, youtube tutorial videos, etc. they don’t talk about accessibility at all. Yet people follow those. We are creating a new generation of developers who don't know what accessibility is and why it is important. So, awareness should start from there as well as make it part of the interview process too as you recently said in your React Day India conference.