Accessibility

Accessibility is an incredibly important requirement for making society welcoming of disabled people. As a disabled person myself, I know how frustrating it can be when something is inaccessible and people aren’t willing to do anything about it and refuse to accommodate disabled folks; therefore, I always strive to make my information accessible whenever I’m able to. However, given that I deal with things such as debilitating fatigue from ME/CFS and autistic inertia, among other things, I am not always able to do so on my own. As someone phrased it, always trying to make my work accessible to others can sometimes make my own work inaccessible to me.

So with that thought, please know that I will always try to prioritize accessibility, but I will not always be able to do so. If you are ever willing and able, I welcome assistance from volunteers to help create things such as image descriptions, video transcripts, etc. I hope to one day be able to make enough money to pay an assistant or service to do this for me for every page and post of mine, but for now, volunteers are best!

For My Fellow Disabled Folks

Hello! I strive to make my site as accessible as I can, but there’s always room for improvement! If you find that a certain page or item on my site is inaccessible to you, please contact me at hello@jbeoin.com and let me know how I can improve it to meet your needs. I have limited resources myself and may not always be able to accommodate your request, but I will always welcome requests and try to fix the site to meet as many needs as possible. :] [smiley]

Also, if you’re Deaf or Hard of Hearing and would like to translate something of mine into ASL or another sign language, please feel free to do so without having to request my permission beforehand. If you’re willing and able to, I’d love to include a link to your video, and its transcript if available, on the page(s) you translate for others to access!

For Non-Disabled Folks

Hello! Are you curious about online accessibility? Please check out the following links for more information to get you started! And if you’re ever interested in volunteering to help me to describe an image, create a transcript, translate a site, or otherwise volunteer your services to help make my site and my work more accessible, you can e-mail me at hello@jbeoin.com so we can start a dialogue. :] [smiley]

Accessible U: Hyperlinks

Dream Host: 20 Tips on How to Make Your Website Accessible

National Disability Authority: Make Your Website More Accessible

Practical E-Commerce: 5 Basics to Make a Website Accessible

UC Berkeley: Top 10 Tips for Making Your Website Accessible