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episode 22

Jen Luker, a11y champion

Jen Luker is a software engineer at Formidable Labs Inc. She has worked as a full-stack developer using PHP, Javascript, and CSS, but has a particular fondness for frontend technologies.

Today, we discuss the issue of accessibility and how focusing on making websites and software more accessible should be a constant consideration, particularly since it taps into an underserved market. Tune in to hear on discussion on this vital and fascinating topic.

Topics:

  • The Internet and accessibility
  • How loading times affect accessibility
  • How accessibility helps everyone
  • Missing out on business by not being accessible
  • The importance of making accessibility a regular part of the conversation

Quotes:

“One of the benefits of incorporating a lot of these accessibility features is that they end up helping everyone.” -Jen Luker

“Only about one in ten websites, according to an audit that DQ did, is accessible.” -Jen Luker

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