About the A11y Toolbox project

Stephanie showing a watercolor paint of Mount Diablo she made plein air during a beautiful but very cold winter sunset on the Mountain.
Mount Diablo, California – Jan 2019

A11Y Toolbox is a one-stop resource for starting to design a more accessible web. “a11y” stands for “accessibility.” It is a numeronym, with “11“representing the count of the letters between the letter “a” and the letter “y.”

The seed of this project begun when I was researching how design for accessibility. Within a few weeks, my list of resources became significant, and instead of let it accumulate into my favorites, I started to share these resources with the community.

About the author

My name is Stéphanie Lespérance, I am a Principal Designer based in North California. Seven years ago, I moved from Paris, France, where I was a Creative Director consultant. My experience as a foreigner living in a new country had been an eyeopener on the importance of providing good design to everyone.

Since I’ve started A11Y Toolbox, I passed the W3C Web Accessibility certification and I’m currently studying the IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC.)

I’m seeking to become an accessibility expert and I’m learning every day. Feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions or any recommendations.

About this website

I created A11Y Toolbox theme with the WordPress Bootstrap Starter as a starting point. This requires front-end development skills that I’m always happy to keep up to date ⏤ yes I’m a rare bird, I design and I code 😉
I would like to personally thank Antoine Drochon on helping me with the back-end development.

My secret power: dyslexia

I’m dyslexic and English is my second language. Please, don’t be annoyed if you see weird typos! Studying accessibility has helped me understand the mechanism of my dyslexia and accept this old frienemy.

Other stuff

On my spare time, I am a door hunter and a life-long mix-media artist.

Thank you

Warmest thanks to Antoine, Marie & Rakesh for their support in this new incredible journey 💜