when is some too much? WAS RE: [thelist] Link Types

Pete Prodoehl pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com
Fri Jan 3 11:27:21 CST 2003

The classic example I like to use is, the DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles)
web site should be accessible to blind people.

Hmmm, but blind people don't drive...

But the DMV is where they get their ID card from.

There are so many accessibility issues out there, unless you do the
research, you'll never think of them all.

The diveintoaccessibility.org site does a good job of showing you how to
better use available tools to build more accessible sites - easily,
without a lot more work.

There are some decent sites/books dealing with accessiblity, Joe Clark
is another good resource: http://www.joeclark.org/

Personally I *try* to make my sites as accessible as I can, but I don't
drive myself insane thinking about it. Do the best you can do, that's
all you can do.


Chris W. Parker wrote:
> http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_9_providing_additional_navigation_a
> ids.html
> here is one thought and one question about accessibility.
> 1. although accessibility is good and all, at what point does it become
> overkill? asked another way would be, is it really worth the time and
> effort to make our "eXtreme Gymnastics" page wheelchair accessible?
> that question of course is going to be taken by someone i'm sure as
> meaning i hate people with wheelchairs. this of course is absolutely not
> true and the thought should be removed from your mind if you are that
> person. my question is honest and valid and not meant to do harm. it is
> meant to have an open discussion about where the line gets drawn (or
> where you think it should be drawn) between reasonable accessibility and
> overkill.

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