Aniin! She:kon! Bonjour! Welcome!
I’m C Dalrymple-Fraser (they/them), a PhD Candidate and Vanier Scholar in the Department of Philosophy and the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. My current research focuses on the connections between silence, resistance, and oppression in health and healthcare for trans, queer, (and) disabled communities. You can read a little more about that on my research page. For questions relating to my research, teaching, or anything else, please feel invited to contact me.
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Excuse the mess: accessibility updates and site testing.
Accessibility is important to me. Unfortunately, changes with WordPress means my former site was not nearly as accessible as it once was in 2015, and even the new WordPress editor is relatively inaccessible and contributes to inaccessible websites. I’m spending the start of June reviewing and testing alternative templates, or alternative site hosts, with the goal of bringing my website up to WCAG 2.1 AA compliance at a minimum.
WCAG stands for “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” and sets out minimal accessibility expectations for internet sites. The current version is 2.1, with 2.2 coming out soon, and version 3.0 expected in a few years. The markers “A” “AA” and “AAA” describe different scores in terms of how well the standards are met. You can learn more about WCAG 2.1 by clicking this sentence, which will open a link to a WCAG explanation in a new tab or window. If you want to test various websites and see how well they meet these requirements, there is a neat accessibility checker available on the accessiBe website. You can open that access checker by clicking this sentence, which will open their website in a new tab or window. If you run the checker on this home page, for example, you’ll see that even a very very minimal and plaintext page like this one is not yet as accessible as we might want. This is because WordPress does not allow me to edit a lot of code unless I pay them some high prices. I’m working on figuring this out at present.
In the meanwhile, for anything related to accessibility or beyond, please feel invited to contact me by email at c.dalrymple.fraser at mail.utoronto.ca for any questions, concerns, or just to say hi!