This unessential misunderstandings are inspired by Jared Smith writing on webaim.org blog titled The ADA and the Web: Concerns and Misconceptions. Information and Technical Assistance on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is available under U.S. Department of Justice.
In some Indonesian weblogs, I found the same objections and statements often.
Questions and statements explained by Jared Smith on his post:
- Why do I have to make my personal web site compliant?
- People with disabilities do not use my site.
- My content can’t be made accessible.
- The web will go back to looking like 1990.
- Why all the effort for so few people?
- There is no economic benefit to being accessible.
- Accessibility regulations will force me to close my small, online business.
- I can’t just make my website accessible over night.
- I shouldn’t have to hire a lawyer to make sure I’m compliant with thousands of pages of State and Federal regulations when I publish a web page?
Read the Slashdot story mentioned on Jared post also.
In general, I have answered some problems with these posts: