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Marcy Sutton is an international public speaker, Angular core team member and accessibility engineer at Adobe. She is a primary contributor to ngAria, Angular's accessibility module, as well as the author of an accessibility plug-in for Protractor, the end-to-end testing framework. Recently Marcy launched Accessibility Wins, a Tumblr highlighting successes in web accessibility. She loves riding bicycles and throwing the frisbee for her dog, Wally.

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Notes On Client-Rendered Accessibility

As creators of the web, we bring innovative, well-designed interfaces to life. We find satisfaction in improving our craft with each design or line of code. But this push to elevate our skills can be self-serving: Does a new CSS framework or JavaScript abstraction pattern serve our users or us as developers?

Notes On Client-Rendered Accessibility

If a framework encourages best practices in development while also improving our workflow, it might serve both our users’ needs and ours as developers. If it encourages best practices in accessibility alongside other areas, like performance, then it has potential to improve the state of the web. Despite our pursuit to do a better job every day, sometimes we forget about accessibility, the practice of designing and developing in a way that’s inclusive of people with disabilities.

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