Effectively including accessibility into web developer training – Karl Groves

…Today, I’d like to follow “Your computer school sucks” with some actual guidance for web developer training schools and bootcamps. Do not treat accessibility as its own topic A few years ago, I wrote a series of blog posts under the theme Selling Accessibility. The content for many of those posts was driven by interviewsContinue reading “Effectively including accessibility into web developer training – Karl Groves”

Being a deaf developer

… Some deaf people successfully become programmers. It’s mostly thought-based, often solitary work, where all your output is written down. Specifications and bugs come to you (in an ideal world, at least) on paper and in ticketing systems instead of through other people’s noiseholes. Some areas aren’t quite so fabulous (I’m looking at you, interminableContinue reading “Being a deaf developer”

Being a deaf developer

I’ve been deaf since infancy. It is not profound; my hearing loss is described as moderate to severe and is mostly problematic at higher frequency ranges, the range at which most human speech happens. I rely on lip-reading and identifying vowel patterns to understand spoken language. Particular struggles are:recognising consonants, especially sibilants and unvoiced consonantsContinue reading “Being a deaf developer”