Inaccessible Standards: Lessons learned from the front-line and the importance of testing with real users

While the WCAG guidelines allow you to technically make your web applications accessible, putting them and WAI-ARIA into practice sadly gave lots of users a less than ideal, or near unusable experience.

So sit back and learn how we created and implemented our own standards to benefit as many users as possible.

Karen Zaunscherb

Full Stack Software Engineer, Hireup

Karen Zaunscherb

Karen Zaunscherb is a Software Engineer who has recently been brought into the a11y world. A lover of all things technology, diversity, and inclusion, she’s passionate about making technology inclusive and accessible to all.

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Mariam Antar

Junior Software Engineer, Hireup

Mariam Antar

Mariam Antar is a Junior Software Engineer at Hireup currently pursuing further studies in computer science with a specialisation in ML/AI and is enthusiastic about the future of accessibility on the web.

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Matt Stow

Principal UX Engineer, Hireup

Matt Stow

Matt Stow is a user experience-focused Principal UX Engineer at Hireup. He is an author, speaker, artist, and open sourcer who just wants to make the web a better place.

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Scott de Jonge

Senior Software Engineer, Hireup

Scott de Jonge

Scott de Jonge is a Senior Software Engineer with experience in designing and developing accessible web experiences, leveraging inclusive design principles in design systems.

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