Links to things I like

This page is a collection of webpages, blogs and other resources that I personally enjoy or find valuable.

I don’t own or manage any of these websites and pages linked from here. The linked websites might get updated from time to time, and I probably won’t notice.

I’ve fully borrowed this idea from beeps, and am happy to have such great inspiration from which to pull.

Sources of web accessibility knowledge

Last updated: January 21, 2024.

There are so many good link-libraries and resource lists out there for web accessibility, so I’ll keep this brief and customized to my personal tastes.

When I’m working on web accessibility, these are the sources I return to repeatedly, and how I use them:

  • WebAIM articles for general introductory info on web accessibility. It’s a great resource when quickly sharing explanations with colleagues.
  • Mozilla’s MDN Web Docs for in-depth detail of individual web technologies, including HTML, CSS and ARIA. A great source when wanting to add reference links for terms that I use within documentation, GitHub issues, or messages to coworkers.
  • W3C Schools for tutorial-style explanations of web technology concepts. It’s a great one to cross-reference with MDN Web Docs, to ensure accurate interpretation.
  • WCAG 2.2 Understanding Docs for deep dives into the intent and ideas behind each success criterion in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
  • GOV.UK Design System for a decent ‘standard’ set of accessible design system components. It’s a bit of a cheat answer, but I know just how much time, effort, and care went into many of these components.

Personal blogs that inspire me

Last updated: January 21, 2024.

Here’s a rough list of personal portfolios and blogs I turn to for inspiration and good thoughts:

  • Adrian Roselli is a longstanding and valuable member in the web accessibility ecosystem. I’ve found that many of my hyper-specific searches end up with me finding answers on Adrian’s blog. It’s a great source of timely web accessibility insight.
  • Amy Hupe writes about design systems, content, life and more. I’m a big fan of Amy and her work, and we’ve had a few lovely chats.
  • beeps is one of the sharpest and capable frontend developers I know, with a quality blog to match. And hey, its blog was one of the sources of inspiration and motivation for me starting a blog!
  • Eric Eggert writes some of the most timely pieces in all of web accessibility blogging. There’s a strong focus on the development and substance of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which helps me keep up-to-date with what’s happening there.
  • Steve Messer has excellent points of view on product management, digital government, design and more, all wrapped up in an overall just nice blog. Steve’s a great chap, an smart product manager, and a big part of why my time on the GOV.UK Design System team was so fun!

This list of blogs is not complete at this time, and is ordered alphabetically by first name. I’ll hopefully continue adding to it as I discover new and inspiring writers.