Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Web accessibility in trouble?

Isolani has published a series of posts on Web accessibility in trouble which discuss the way accessibility has moved away from ensuring sites are accessible for users with disabilities to an idea that accessibility is an all encompassing field for all users.

I think the posts cover some really valid points but they become a little self-righteous themselves when attacking the self-rightenousness of others.

I myself believe that accessibility is for all users and that sites or software that dismiss this notion are simply putting potential users or customers off.

The posts also come down hard on the 'zealots' who don't support Flash as an accessible technology.

This defense of Flash is pretty superficial. Like all technology Flash is great and effective when used in the proper context but a potential disaster when not.

Anyway a great series of posts to stir up a bit of debate.

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