Accessibility and web performance are not features, they’re the baseline | CSS-Tricks
we must start to see inaccessible and slow websites for what they are: a form of cruelty.
This article by https://twitter.com/robinrendle is absolutely beautiful and well worth 3 minutes of your time to read.
any sufficiently advanced negligence is indistinguishable from malice.
One to remember, akin to "intent is not magic". The only thing that matters is how the end user is impacted.
Accessibility and web performance are not features, they’re the baseline.
But this is the key takeaway, I feel. I've long argued that accessibility, performance, and robustness are akin to the Basic Expectations in the UX and Product world's Kano Model. If the basic expectations of a product are not met then anything you try to build on top of that is doomed to failure.
We need a Kano Model for how we develop websites. This article makes that argument beautifully.
@robinrendle makes the most excellent of cases for you to consider accessibility and performance as *baselines* for anything that you build.