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WAS Notes: Myths and Misconceptions About Accessibility

I'm studying for the WAS certification. These are some of the notes I've taken recently.


Myth: Accessibility benefits only a small minority

Truth: Accessibility benefits a wide variety of people

Myth: Accessibility is a short-term project

Truth: Accessibility is an ongoing design requirement

Myth: Accessibility should be the last step

Truth: Designing for accessibility is easier than retrofitting for accessibility

Myth: Accessibility is hard and expensive

Truth: It’s cheaper than the alternatives

Myth: Accessibility is ugly

Truth: Accessible websites can be just as beautiful or ugly as any other site