The Great Accessibility Camp-out

There’s a great post over at Accessites about the various camps in the world of web accessibility entitled The Great Acceessibility Camp-out. Who are the two camps?

  1. Camp 1 - those who believe that accessibility is not just “solely being a physical or mental inability … [but also] include users with slow connections, old monitors, legacy equipment, and anything that puts a barrier between the user and the content they seek, not just poor eyesight or blindness, corrupt motor skills, or dyslexia”
  2. Camp 2 - those who believe that “web accessibility is about ensuring that people with disabilities are not discriminated against”

Whichever camp you are in, it can’t be harmful to accessibility as a whole. As for me - which camp am I in? I don’t need to set up camp - I bring my own with me ;-)

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Ian on Thursday, October 12, 2006

1 Comment

  1. So says Mike Cherim

    Thanks for the write-up, Ian. I really appreciate how you’ve conveyed the premise of the article so nicely. Once we get past the terminology we can all pile into a Kombi together and make our way to the top of Mt. Accessibility :-)


    Added October 12, 2006 at 11:21 pm

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