The web accessibility world is plagued by accessibility myths and misinformation, with the latest to draw the attention of the W3C accessibility community being Essential Accessibility, a software package that claims to solve all your accessibility problems.
In this month’s W3C column, Dr Hollier discusses the shortcomings of these so-called ‘silver-bullet’ accessibility solutions along with these other common pitfalls:
- No one else has captions or audio description on their website, so I don’t need to either!
- Websites can’t be media-rich and accessible at the same time
- My website is accessible because the evaluation tool told me so
- WCAG 2.0 is the only W3C accessibility standard
Dr Scott Hollier represents Media Access Australia on the W3C Advisory Committee and publishes the W3C Column monthly.
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