10 Reasons Clients Don’t Care About Accessibility
Chris Heilmann makes a good analysis of most clients’ (and many fellow web developers’) current attitude to web accessibility in 10 Reasons Clients Don’t Care About Accessibility. The reasons are these:
- It’s the Law But There’s None to Follow
- There Is No Immediate Benefit
- Accessibility Is Sold As a Technical Problem
- Disability Is Not Something Clients Want to Think About
- We’re Past Inventing, We’re Maintaining
- It Is Not Part of the Testing Methodology
- Accessibility Seems Like a Party Pooper
- Nobody Complains
- It Requires Involvement
- There Is No Leader to Follow
Chris ends the article with a few ideas on how we can improve the situation. One of them is this:
Make sure you’ve got your facts straight before releasing another “accessibility” article or blog entry (rounded corners in CSS do not increase accessibility, really, they don’t!)
As the author of more than one article on rounded corners I hope that isn’t aimed at me. I have never claimed that rounded corners with CSS would somehow increase accessibility.
Anyway, great article!