October 21, 2023
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Say hello to KeepGate

Hi friend!

You may have noticed (or maybe not) I've been slowing down with accessibility blog posts. This is likely due to a number of reasons: I've finished studying for my Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification exam and I've also started working on a side project that I think you'll like, called KeepGate.

KeepGate's inception stems from my own accessibility training. I've found plenty of resources to explain the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) in human-friendly language. Heck, even the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is starting to rewrite their Understanding Documents in more approachable ways. However, as someone who conducts accessibility audits, there seems to be fewer resources out there for assisting in actual WCAG compliance testing. They're either written for someone with developer-level knowledge and/or hidden behind a hefty paywall.

So here we are. I'm attempting to do the opposite of gatekeeping (hehe, understand the name now?) this information and starting with a totally free model, with the potential for purchasable resources at a later date. For now, things are very much still a work in progress. I'm planning to make a first pass at all Level AWCAG success criteria and share with some fellow designers for feedback. In the meantime, feel free to take a peek at the site, keepgate.club, and/or follow us on X/Twitter at @KeepGateClub. If you're reading this and interested in providing feedback, please don't hesitate to reach out!