As a web developer for a relatively large company that provide basic societal services with a wide ranged target group, accessibility has always interested me. I’ve been to a few workshops regarding web accessibility and I try to, at least to a lesser degree, make our web sites accessible to visitors using various types of accessibility tools like screen readers and so on.
But as the “regular” web technology evolves with HTML5 and such, so does the accessibility part of the web as well. I just stumbled upon this great talk from Google IO 2011, and I think this is something that every web developer who likes to call her or him self a web developer should see. At least I know what I will do the next couple of weeks! With some really small efforts we can make the web much more accessible for people with various impairities.