AMA: Vox Product Accessibility Guidelines

4 years ago from ally palanzi, senior front-end engineer, vox media

  • Brian A.Brian A., almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Thanks for doing this! I'm going to drop my question off early before I forget. :)

    You mentioned that you developed processes, guidelines, and tools that employees across the company could use. In my experience, that stuff—while great—only works if there's accountability. How do you plan on keeping people accountable and ensuring that these guidelines are used consistently and effectively going forward?

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    • ally palanzially palanzi, almost 4 years ago

      This is a great question! And also something we're still figuring out. Before we launch products, they generally go through testing from our Quality Assurance team. It's a work in progress right now, but in the future we're going to ensure that along with standard browser and device testing we also test for accessibility.

      We strive to treat accessibility just as any other function or feature that needs to be checked off before something can be launched. We've been doing accessibility best practice presentations to spread knowledge across teams to show that everyone is accountable.

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