This is a post from Chris Lona of CL Design. He is unapologetically challenging the “status quo” or in his words “disrupting [current] best practices” for web accessibility. WHY? Because for too many alt-abled folks (like us!), access is just the first part. What about equality ?
We urge you to read what Chris has to say and please let us know if you think access=equality on the web by viewing just a few of his videos:
CL Design helps executives generate new revenue and reduce risk through better, accessible online experiences. Imagine if you had a visual impairment or were blind and could not see the copy/text on a web page. Imagine you are hearing impaired and cannot hear audio that might be on a web page. Imagine you are physically impaired and cannot use a mouse to navigate a web page. Imagine you have a cognitive/developmental impairment such as autism, ADD, dyslexia, alzheimers, etc and are trying to use a website. We are creating online access for people with visual, audio, physical and cognitive/developmental impairments. Rather than the “best practices” approach of making sites accessible to assistive technology (which PwD have to buy and learn), we are implementing “better practices” by integrating access from the ground up and making web access a humane and better experience for all with no need for assistive tech.