Bookmark: "The Performance Inequality Gap"

Sebastian Greger


This concept of a “Performance Inequality Gap” brings together so many of my perspectives – from #a11y to #nonuse to inequality as one of the main concerns of the sociologist:

As long as we continue to build only for wealthy users, the dream of a web for everyone will continue to recede before our eyes, leaving a once vibrant ecosystem a ghost-town. Creating a better web starts with respecting the limits of the hardware and networks that most of the world’s users carry.

In a series of multiple blog posts from 2017 onwards, Alex Russell looks at how a critical perspective on web performance is key in inclusive design, how “slow is exclusionary”.