Laura Kalbag

04 February 2021 11:16 UTC

I responded to this issue on GitHub in good faith, but I can’t stop emphasising YOU NEED TO PAY PEOPLE TO DO THE WORK RIGHT. If you want to do better at covering disability and accessibility, pay a disabled consultant to help you.

Relying on “the community” might get you some nice advice from well-meaning people, but be aware that “the community” is limited to those who can afford to/have free time to participate (and I’ll bet those are mostly non-disabled people.)

“We can’t afford to spend money on inclusivity”. Yet you can afford other aspects of design, development, promotion. Even if you’re working for free on an open source project, your time still costs money. You’re just prioritising based on your existing skills and knowledge.

Posted to Twitter on 4 February 2021.

Posted to Mastodon on 4 February 2021.