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Some Quick Thoughts On The #AbledsAreWeird Hashtag, And Its Pushback On The Part Of Some People With Disabilities arush.io
ladyhope
ladyhope

@arush I don't have a problem with the hashtag, and I'm blind. I think everyone's weird lol. I guess it's because I do my best to not let myself get grabbed or pushed by the shoulders, etc. As for discussing web accessibility people do get mad about that at times. I'm one of them. It's all relative and objective. For instance a sight that works perfectly, may not work well for a friend of mine. I've actually had this happen before. You can't standardize something that's based on someone's experience. I'd say I can navigate and use about 98.9% of the web today. The major exception being sights that are still based on flash, which is of course dying.

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arush
arush

@ladyhope You can indeed standardize web accessibility, (see: WCAG), but only to a point. Even the standards will tell you to test with actual users, because there are times when you need to deviate from the standard to create an experience that is useable and inclusive of everyone. However, you need to know when to deviate from the standards and more importantly you need to make sure that you've covered all the basics first. The standards are the minimum, not the ideal. Also, you are never going to achieve perfection, and there are times when you need to make a decision about functionality/visuals and how to best accommodate your entire audience.

ladyhope
ladyhope

@arush Sure it can be standardized. Like you said only to a point. even after that, I've seen it not work for some people. It's definitely relative.

arush
arush
@ladyhope hi