Every morning, Kim Casipong strolls past barbed wire, six dogs, and a watchman in order to get to her job in a pink apartment building decorated with ornate stonework in Lapu-Lapu City. The building towers above the slums surrounding it—houses made of scrap wood with muddy goat pens in place of yards. She is a pretty, milk-skinned, 17-year-old girl who loves the movie Frozen and whose favorite pastime is singing karaoke. She is on her way to do her part in bringing down Facebook.
Developers treat it like the Big Bad Wolf: everyone’s afraid of it, and no one seems to know how to deal with it. Don’t be scared! There are many excellent resources and tools that help front-end developers make their websites more accessible. Here are a brief overview of the basics of accessibility, a simple accessibility checklist for website development and some great resources for more information.