So here’s a question that comes up every once in a while: is accessibility only about people with disabilities or is it also about older users, temporary disabilities (like a broken arm), technical restraints (older browsers, dial-up) or device restrictions (mobiles and hand-helds)?
It’s well established that there is a cross over between accessibility and best practices for mobile devices but does mobile access dilute from the needs of people with disabilities when we are building accessible websites? In other words should hardware and software be bundled with people – the end receivers of web content?
It’s a question that comes up time and again and while this blog is about “making the web world wide: global, accessible and mobile” (having started it two years ago because I felt constrained writing solely about accessibility on my previous work blog, the RNIB Web Access Centre) I’m constantly challenging myself on it.
So what do you think? And most importantly why?
Comments here rather than Twitter would be preferred just so everyone can follow the conversation, thanks!