[Haskell-cafe] Gitter Haskell Community
Richard A. O'Keefe
ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Tue Dec 13 05:45:52 UTC 2016
On 13/12/16 7:27 AM, Mario Lang wrote:
> Actually, I am afraid most of you have absolutely no idea how bad web
> accessibility has become in the modern days of realtime web-based
> applications. The digital divide is about to hit really hard with the
> to be an application development platform, and forcing it to be one does
> not make the job for assistive technology providers easier, in fact, it
> makes it virtually impossible.
A few years ago when our departmental web-site was being redesigned
I had some usability concerns and went to the local Blind Institute
to ask their advice.
I have forgotten their exact words, but the gist will stay with me
for a long time:
* It's no harder to make an accessible site
than an inaccessible site.
* You just have to seriously WANT to.
(Our site doesn't use the design I was concerned about any more.)
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