Quick Tip: Web accessibility and technical debt

The 2024 WebAIM Million report shows that the number of home page elements (links, buttons, paragraphs, divs, etc.) is increasing at a rate of about 10% per year to an average of 1173 elements per page. The most popular home pages tend to be the most complex. Much of this is driven by the increased use of 3rd party frameworks and libraries, rather than in-house developers writing code themselves. This increased technical debt and reliance on external code poses barriers to accessibility and usability. Reining in this technical debt may allow web accessibility to accelerate.

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