BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Designing a more accessible web

This article on the BBC site purports to be about how to create accessible websites, but reading between the lines I get the feeling there’s a press release from the company that built J K Rowling’s site behind it.

It looks like quotes have been taken out of context to me:

However, [CSS is] quite a new technology, it’s only been around a couple of years, and a lot of designers are still very wary of using it.

Flash is a very interesting topic in terms of web accessibility. It’s actually capable of being very accessible indeed.

This makes the article come across as ‘use Flash to make accessible websites because it’s better for it than CSS’ which is quite far from the truth. Initially I thought it was just a case of poor expert quotes, but it seems that it’s just poor journalism that’s behind it.

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Designing a more accessible web

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