Today is National Horse Day. 🐴
It got me thinking about the surprising connection between horses and my work in accessibility.
Let me share three interesting aspects:
- Chinese Zodiac: I was born in the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese calendar, and the symbolism has always intrigued me.
- Scotland’s Kelpies: Recently, I visited Scotland and marveled at the colossal Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures (shown on the photo above). In Scottish mythology, Kelpies are shape-shifting water spirits that can transform into horses, luring unsuspecting individuals before revealing their true, and often dangerous, nature.
- The Kelpies and Accessibility: The Kelpies remind me of the allure of automated accessibility tools claiming to solve all accessibility issues. Much like these mythical creatures, these tools can give a false sense of security.
🚨 No Magic Wand for Accessibility
I often get asked about quick, inexpensive tools that promise to fix all accessibility issues instantly.
Spoiler alert: there’s no magic wand! Accessibility is a complex journey that demands ongoing commitment and expertise.
💡 The Solution? Awareness and Strategy
Want to enhance accessibility? It begins with awareness and strategy.
🌐 Ready to Improve Accessibility in 2024?
As a B2B accessibility strategy consultant with lived experience as a deaf person, I’ve assisted businesses in enhancing accessibility for over 1.95 billion disabled people.
Are you prepared to take the leap towards a more inclusive future?
Avoid the ‘Kelpies’ of accessibility — let’s connect!