Yesterday, two unrelated events made me think about accessibility and communication – and in particular the impact of accessibility and usability on a communication system.
I read a blog post by web standards advocate Drew McLellan yesterday, the opening sentence of which alarmed me greatly:
As a web developer, there’s little I dislike more than building sites to be accessible.
That’s some confession. Now, cards on the table – I don’t know Drew, though I do appreciate his efforts in promoting web standards adoption. And I’m not here to suggest he is arguing against accessible design – on the contrary, from his blog it’s something that he feels obliged to do, so he does it:
So as much as I find it an unpleasant chore, I’m firmly committed to building sites that can be accessible as I can make them.