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re: Improving website performance by eliminating render-blocking CSS and JavaScript VIEW POST

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It’s very simple to get a 100 for accessibility on Lighthouse. You should work on that next.

 

I wouldn't define it as simple, in some cases it might but often truly accessible and inclusive websites require a lot of thought and planing.

That being said every website should try to be as accessible as posible, otherwise you are excluding a big part of your audience, which is bad for your audience and for yourself.

Also, if we only have as source of truth Google lighthouse we might be missing important points (now or in the future), an automated tool has its limits.

 

"Truly accessible and inclusive websites require a lot of thought and planning." Absolutely. Lighthouse does not even audit for what is required of a truly accessible website, which is why I'm surprised the author couldn't reach such a low bar.

Lighthouse does have its limits. If I really want to audit basic accessibility checkpoints of my website I use wave.webaim.org/ because Lighthouse sets too low of a bar. Every website should try to be accessible as possible and Lighthouse doesn't even test for enough.

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