Top 5 Web Accessibility Pitfalls

Editors Note: Even more discussion against Essential Accessibility and other programs like it.

The most recent software release that sparked the W3C email discussions is called Essential Accessibility,
a software package that claims to solve all your accessibility problems: “…the only implementation step required is to display this symbol on the homepage as a clickable icon through which any visitor can download the assistive technology they require free of charge.”

Sounds good in theory, but this software assumes that a person’s disability is a vision impairment, the person is using Windows to access websites, the
website has been designed and developed in an accessible way and that people with disabilities are happy to only have access to the limited number of websites with the clickable icon.