Aaron Brethorst

Round peg in a square hole, rabid generalist.

Irony in Accessible Design

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My web browser’s home page is set to MSN.com, and I just noticed an interesting-sounding article on the main page, entitled Designing for the Visually Impaired. As I have a fairly keen interest in this topic, I opened the link to discover a beautiful Flash-based website entitled Open for Design, which appears to be curated by Infiniti, whatever that means (when is an ad not an ad, or vice versa, I suppose).

What struck me immediately, though, is that I’m not entirely confident that this website is actually accessible. It should be entirely possible to make a Flash site accessible (and easy to use), but the sense I get in general is that most sites are anything but. Oh, the irony.

Will, if you’re reading this, could you take a pass over the aforementioned site and let me know what you think about it?