Accessible Advent — learn, adopt, advocate

Introduction

This hashtag belongs to the whole disabled and chronic illness community!

Learn from the content

  • Learn how ableism affects the daily lives of the disabled and chronically ill people.
  • Access needs are different for everyone. The key is to be flexible and keep trying to improve the accessibility for everyone
  • Don’t judge by what you see. Many disabilities and symptoms (such as pain) are invisible, but that does not lessen the impact they have on the person.
  • There are lots of things which we can do, efforts we can make in a transformative way, to normalize the disabilities and ensure fair treatment to everyone.

Adopt the learnings and convert them into results

For my first #AccessibleAdvent post, I want to highlight that the first thing that would make society more accessible & Inclusive is for it to adopt a “why not? attitude rather than always asking “why?”. Why not do it? Why not improve? Why not invest? The power of why not.

Go through all the tweets, recognize the problems, and implement the solutions.

Advocate

Day 3 of #AccessibleAdvent listen to what disabled people say. If you want to have advice on how things could work, then ask a disabled person, who have lived experience, rather than someone doesn’t have any experience of disability. You never know you might learn something.

  • learn more about the current state of accessibility
  • should work towards building accessible solutions
  • could help amplify the voice and concerns listed

What to do next

Conclusion

Build in access by standard, not as an afterthought!

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Anuradha Kumari

Anuradha Kumari

Web Developer, Accessibility Advocate, Google Developers Expert, MDE @Cloudinary. https://.anuradhakumari.com/ ‘Choose RIGHT over easy, always!’