Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Designing Accessible Websites
Author: Sean Lindsay Posted: 5/7/1999; 11:34:53 PM Topic: Designing Accessible Websites Msg #: 5827 (In response to 5780) Prev/Next: 5826 / 5828
That's a strange position. Even if there was another problem that came along and made the world a fucked up place for someone, we'd still have made all the websites accessible to everyone.
I don't believe I was advocating that Frontier designers should all become accessibility evangelists. It's a cause to me, sure, but to the typical web designer I don't believe it needs to be more significant than knowing the rendering bugs in old versions of Netscape Navigator. If designers believe it's okay to disregard the needs of Netscape 2 users, and ignore a potential customer base, that's up to them. But they're definitely imposing their values on those users.
And let's face it - if the lead designer of a successful web publishing software company is not aware of the problem, then a typical bureaucrat using MSWord to prepare web content isn't going to have a clue.
There aren't a lot of people in the world who can have a direct influence on the encryption logjam. But every web designer can spend some time ensuring their site is accessible.
And with Frontier, you only have to do it once.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Designing Accessible Websites, Dave Winer, 5/8/1999; 7:13:04 AM
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