Week 11 at Ada
The wonderful Devon Persing also gave us a crash course in accesibility this week. I was already interested in this topic (before finding web development, I did a fair amount of work in special education, particularly with students on the autism spectrum and the broader low vision community), but Devon's lecture would have been fascinating even without having a personal interest.
An amazing amount of work needs to happen in order to make the web truly accessible. To practice what we learned, we revamped previous projects to be more accessible, primarily for screen readers. It'd be really interesting to design a general interest website that targeted screen readers first. Call it Accessibility First design?
We also learned a little more about testing Rails with Rspec, which was super helpful.