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JavaScript is not an enemy of accessibility!

In my day to day job I’m often the first person to speak up and question the need for the introduction of javascript into the pages/sites that we create.

I’m a huge fan in the HTML first approach and these days I find a lot of people reaching too quickly for JS before getting the foundations right. With that said, this article rang incredibly true for me.

Too often JS is cast aside as bad practice, and I’m certainly guilty of that, but this article helps us understand the real issues and how we can overcome them. Yay for Javascript!

Marcos Accessible Blog

…I don’t want to go back to a world without dynamic JavaScript in web applications. I don’t want to have to deal again with web sites like a mail front-end that loads a completely new page for every click one makes. This may be OK for some situations still, but especially when I want to be productive, I definitely no longer want to have to deal with pages that fully load every five seconds and thus throw me off my context and out of my workflow.

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