Stop using the abbreviation "a11y".

If you're obfuscating the word you use to talk about accessiblity, you're not actually particularly interested in accessibility.

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@noelle I struggle with both writing and reading, especially in foreign languages, it takes energy out of me every time to spell something like this correctly, this word in particular has a lot of part like this. This is an obscure abbreviation and I wish we had something better but I feel hurt that after spending a lot of time and energy trying to boost said accessibility just not spelling it out every time I am written off as someone who doesn't care.

@charlag I could have, and probably should have, specified "able developers", you're right. I'm sorry for overlooking you.


@noelle we are all temporarily abled. Everything is context. Are abbreviations hard on some people sometimes? Yes. Is this the only realistic choice for people sometimes? Yes.
Is it disrespectful to readers to always write a11y? Yes. Is it reasonable to not spell it out 15 times in the same issue discussion? Yes. Do people who actually talk about accessibility not care about it? Probably not.
This feels like a twitter-like fast-and-hard logic and I don't like it

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