Here is an interesting article - The End of Accessibility?
She brings up some thoughts about how the technology for the Internet was never intended for what has turned into. In our rush to see what we could do with it, the ability to use each new technology associated with the Internet got lower and lower on the "need to have" scale. When I started reading the article I thought she was advocating accessibility with the hope that someday all digital devices and web sites will be usable by everyone, no matter their disability.
But she turns and throws out the idea that accessibility is not possible and demanding it means putting limits on design, creativity and tech development.
The author of the article, Susan Wassmer, writes:
If the internet is to avail enjoyable and equitable digital experiences for as many people as possible, trying to make everything accessible to everyone is just preposterous.
I had trouble following her logic and I was confused about her attempts to support her opinion. She talks about "choice" but I'm not clear on what she means by that. In any case, it's the kind of article that prompts a look at accessible design and where we're at with it.