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§ Accessibility · Mark-up techniques

Some recent randomness from IBM’s accessibility Pilgrim:

I also feel strongly that sighted people should be empowered to use the Internet. I don’t care how well-structured and semantic your markup is; if it doesn’t look good on screen, you’re discriminating against people who can’t afford screen readers, and that ain’t right.

Too right. Let’s forget about meaningful mark-up and just get on with designing beautiful, usable Web sites. By which I mean let’s do meaningful mark-up without thinking about it and concentrate on the hard stuff. Afterall, semantic HTML is just HTML 2.0 with some sensibly named divs.

I’ve just discovered that, in the same way I’m forgetting about meaningful mark-up, Jeff Veen no longer cares about accessibility.


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