Reading List: 13apr2018

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week.

Contrast Ratio by Lea Verou
Contrast Ratio is a very helpful online tool that checks contrast of your background/text colors. It’s been around for awhile but now has its own URL.

Dear Developer, The Web Isn’t About You by Charlie Owen
This is a transcript of a talk I wish I could have seen in person. It’s excellent as an article too. Enjoy.

Accessibility Testing Tools for Desktop and Mobile Websites by Paul Adam on 24a11y.com
This is a helpful list of tools for accessibility testing along with reviews to help you decide which ones to try.

Legal Compliance Added to Guidelines by Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
A new prohibition has been added to the WordPress plugin guidelines stating that plugins may not claim to create, provide, automate, or guarantee legal compliance. I think this is a good thing. As explained by @ipstenu

no plugin in and of itself can provide legal compliance. While a plugin can certainly assist in automating the steps on a compliance journey, or allow you to develop a workflow to solve the situation, they cannot protect a site administrator from mistakes or lack of compliance, nor can they protect site users from incorrect or incomplete legal compliance on the part of the web site.

Next on my list of things to read:
Jeremy Keith has a new book coming April 24 from A Book Apart, Going Offline. It’s an introduction to service workers. I’ve got mine on preorder.

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