• Jan ZhengJan Zheng, 5 years ago

    right true, those should all be baked into the core requirements for sure.

    But then how do you explain the pervasive lack of accessibility, especially in most awards sites? Many of them push for cool, bleeding-edge "experiences" without considering basic accessibility.

    Too many sites and apps have low contrast, tiny text and other things that make the site look and behave "cool" but compromise usability for a large group of users. I'm a culprit as well, but working to change that.

    I think what I'm getting to is — some things we consider "edge case" might be the main case for some users. It's a business decision whether to treat those as main cases or not. (also, this DN reply box is very eye-straining)

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    • barry saundersbarry saunders, 5 years ago

      the lack of accessibility on a lot of sites is a huge problem, but I'd avoid framing accessibility as an edge case.

      Providing accessibility is about making sure everyone can access the core function of your product (and frequently a legal requirement, too).

      Supporting edge cases is about adding to the core function of your product.

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