Section 508: Try another swim lane?
By Chris Law, Ph.D., Senior Accessibility Analyst
Want to know how to make a website accessible? Google the answers. Want a mainstream phone with built-in speech output for using it without vision? Go to an electronics store. Want to know how to make an ATM accessible? Put your headphone jack in pretty much any ATM. Want to know how to change your organization so that accessibility becomes an integral part of everyone's job? Um... As time goes by more and more of the technological challenges around accessibility are being solved, written about, and widely implemented. However, let's face it, the ideal of everyone in an agency viewing accessibility as a shared responsibility seems like a long way off.
The way I put it to developers is this: Would you consider software security only at the end of the project? How about software quality? No. These are things that the software development...