If the web is accessible, then it is accessible. If the web is not accessible, then it is not accessible.
It’s been said that people who make rules and guidelines for web accessibility are in the dark. But how could people do that? Why not make rules for the rules of web accessibility? I don’t know. Maybe the web is not accessible as a result of the rules, but because it’s not accessible for me, I’m not going to be able to make rules for the rules of web accessibility.
Maybe so, but the fact that the web is not accessible isn’t the problem. The problem is that the accessibility rules are made by people, not by the people for whom they were made. Someone isn’t going to be as accessible to the general public as they are to their employees, for example. But accessibility rules are made by people, so if the people are not being accessible to their employees, then it’s not the people who created the rules that are not being accessible.
The problem is that most of the people who have been on the web for so long arent even capable of taking control of the rules.
When I was in school for computer science, I had to write an assignment for my class about the web. When I finally got to my assignment page, I realized that I had written the wrong answer. The assignment was to create a list of web standards that everyone should be able to use, and it didn’t even mention the standard for the modern web, HTML. I was mortified.
The whole web is a mess, and we all know that.
How do you write a good assignment. Well, you put a bunch of content that isnt working together in a format that everyone can understand. Then you say that everyone should be able to use that format. This works in theory, but in practice, it willnt work well. Also, you dont put the standard that everyone should be able to use.
You put the standard you want everyone to use, and then you say everyone should use it. This is a common pitfall. It’s not that everyone should have to use the standard, it’s that everyone should have to read it. This is a problem because everyone could be using something you dont want them to.
It’s not just a problem with Web Standards. It’s a problem with the way we use the web. The way we choose the standards we use, the way we use the rules we put in place for how the web should look, how the web should be used on the web, the way we decide where to put up resources on the web, etc. etc.