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  4. A11y And React, Why Is It Important?

A11y And React, Why Is It Important?

Johnny Bell at React Rally 2019

I have a disability (missing my left arm from the elbow down). I have encountered a lot of discrimination throughout my 10 year career. I’m now at a point mentally in my career that I’m ready to talk about my experiences. As the web is becoming a place for everyone including people with disabilities, it’s important for everyone to start thinking about a11y. A11y is often overlooked or seen as a ‘nice to have’. With 20-25% of the population having disabilities (https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/) a11y is getting more and more important to be seen as a must have and included in a MVP.