At Facebook, making our products accessible is integral to achieving our mission of connecting the world. To enable our engineers and designers to build products that are usable by people with disabilities, we’ve created several levels of support, integrating accessibility into our quality assurance processes, centralizing accessibility documentation, and building hands-on tutorials that help people ramp up on accessibility anywhere, anytime. Today, we want to share our new accessibility primer, which we’ve named HIKE. You can see the whole tutorial here.(Update: Now offered under the Teach Access Initiative.)
The primer teaches some essentials of web accessibility through simple exercises. HIKE is an acronym to help people remember the basic principles of writing accessible code for the web:
- H stands for headings and semantic markup.
- I stands for images and labels.
- K stands for keyboard navigation.
- E asks for you to ACT with a little extra love for custom components and more.
Welcome, and join the HIKE!