5'2. Hacks, codes and drinks tea. ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ( she / they ) #StopSpectrum10k

Caerdydd/ Cardiff
Joined February 2021
HelloWorld(): Jenny ydw i ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ I'm a software engineer & infosec specialist from Wales ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ passionate about reducing gatekeeping, digital accessibility & mental health. I am a massive physics nerd and bookworm. ๐Ÿ“š I measure success by how much I smile. ๐Ÿ’• Ko-fi.com/jennycodes
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100% agree. If the personโ€™s gender isnโ€™t important to the conversation, no need to bring it up. Same thing with race and ethnicity. A person is good enough, no need to give descriptors unless itโ€™s important to the point.
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I wish we could transition to using they/them for everyone in workplace environments. It's makes more sense to refer to everyone in a neutral way if not 100% sure on pronouns. Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's no reason he/she should have an issue being referred to as they.
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If you have one female in a workplace of 20 employees, talking "anonymously" about them to other employees using she/ her singles that individual out, so using they/them for everyone would be so much better!
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Something that often gets overlooked in the #a11y conversation is that performance is accessibility too. Making sure users in countries w poor internet connections/no laptop can access the site on mobile w/o downloading MBs of images. I've seen sites where 1 image is 15mbs... ๐Ÿ˜ฑ
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Did somebody say, ACCESSIBILITY? *wild Todd appears* @toddlibby ๐Ÿ˜œ
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Accessibility 101 by @raviipx ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
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Won't cover all in a tweet, but certainly colour contrast, content (readability), typography, navigation (kb+m, touch), information architecture, assistive tech. Also technical things like semantic markup, web performance, progressive enhancement for resilience. Lots to consider!
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Old but good joke: what do you call a PHP developer? Employed.
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And here is Nadine Dorries MP, the UK government's new head of digital (and culture), telling us how seriously she takes computer security... grahamcluley.com/lax-computeโ€ฆ
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PHP IS NOT DEAD @anniebombanie_ 2021 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
My controversial(?) take at yesterday's bootcamp panel ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™ˆ
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Playing devils advocate here as a freelance web developer myself. If you were to start a website from scratch, what accessibility factors would you develop into it? LMK in the comments๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ
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I find that when I accidentally do something bad for the environment like leaving a tap running, I quietly whisper "sorry Greta" to myself.
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Not going to lie, ยฃ29.95 for a 5 day course of Penicillin after filling out a symptom form and getting a reply within 30 mins isn't bad money. @TheOnlineClinic has a nifty software system going, it complements the NHS and takes pressure off them and doesn't try to replace it.
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I never thought I'd go private for healthcare but due to covid, nhs healthcare has become inaccessible for me and private healthcare has become more accessible and affordable. ยฃ25 for an online consultation, plus you have to pay more for prescriptions- but they arrive next day.
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I don't see this as a betrayal to my political beliefs, because by going private when I can afford it I'm taking pressure off the nhs, so those who cannot afford it can get seen to faster. I hope one day to see a fully funded and staffed nhs, but that day is not today.
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To members of the community engaging with the Spectrum10K Ambassador: Please stop, save your spoons & mute/block them. Anything else is counterproductive Her views have been documented & reported, there is no benefit to further engagement
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Putting the type of men off who would think negatively about that sounds like a feature not a bug ๐Ÿ˜„
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