Re: Guide to Guidelines

At 04:00 PM 9/12/2000 , Alan J. Flavell wrote:
>One recurring theme of my interactions with other web authors is their
>apparent deeply-held belief that by asking for accessibility, we want
>to forbid them to include colour, movement or any other kind of media,
>and boil everything down to black text-only on a mid-grey background.
>I really have no idea where this silly belief comes from, but my
>observation is that it is amazingly widespread, and deeply ingrained.

I think it's perpetuated by the old "text only pages" which were
presented as "how to make web pages accessible."

For more on myths related to web accessibility, see:


Kynn Bartlett  <>          
Director of Accessibility, Edapta     
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet
AWARE Center Director            

Received on Tuesday, 12 September 2000 19:15:35 UTC