Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Reflection on "10 Reasons Clients Don't Care About Accessibility"

First off, I would like to say that thanks to Tuesday's class I am feeling quite a bit better about Module 4, but now have to get cracking pretty intensely on it.

Moving on...

I just finished about .2 seconds ago the readings for class tomorrow and have a few minor things to say about one in particular (as mentioned in the title):

So I get through the first three readings for today and the last one I am reading has the aforementioned title. I'm thinking, "Wow, really?" because the other three had been all about why accessibility was important, so now we're reading about the fact that it is, but nobody cares. I thought that it was interesting to learn that there has only been one successful case against accessible on the Internet that involved someone suing a company for their site's makeup. In addition, it was mildly refreshing to be seeing something that didn't make it look as easy as all of our other readings seem to do when we focus on the topic of accessibility. An interesting point made was basically that clients do not care because the Internet has been around for a long time and they already are in possession of a site that works and are unwilling to have to go through the process of changing it. Also, no users ever complain if they do have a problem and when a company receives no feedback, they will assume that that in itself is positive feedback because no one is outwardly complaining.

That's all for today folks, I have a few more things to do before sleep time.

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