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Discussion on: How to make your code blocks accessible on your website

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Robert Pearce

While there is a good deal of overlap between SEO and a11y (deque.com/blog/seo-and-accessibili...), it looks like as of last year Google apparently has no plans: twitter.com/JohnMu/status/12463483....

IMO, all web developers should be striving to create accessible experiences as part of their daily work, but there are still significant knowledge and tooling gaps that need to be filled across the industry.

Getting buy-in to go back and fix things, though, is hard until the company gets sued or misses out on a big client. Then it's easy!

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InHuOfficial

Oh I have a bank of arguments that make getting accessibility on the table relatively easy but saying that Google was actively promoting for searchrankings...it would be the icing on the cake!

Unfortunately as you pointed out this is not the case, maybe it is the next thing after the User Experience update in May (one can only hope 🤣).