Links from the “Making Sense of Accessibility” Webinar

On Tuesday, June 19, I presented a webinar (sponsored by Adobe) called “Making Sense of Accessibility”. I included several quotes and lots of links in this session, and I thought it might be easier if you could reference them all in one place. (I’ve also added some other links that I thought you might be interested in.)

“People with disabilities constitute the nation’s largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time.”

Disability Funders Network – Disability Stats and Facts

“The rule of thumb in many usability-aware organizations is that the cost-benefit ratio for usability is $1:$10-$100. Once a system is in development, correcting a problem costs 10 times as much as fixing the same problem in design. If the system has been released, it costs 100 times as much relative to fixing in design.”

Gilb, 1988

“Web accessibility is not a legal issue. It’s an equal opportunity issue.”

Rakesh Babu, quoted in To The Blind, The Internet Isn’t Always So User-Friendly

“For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient. For people with disabilities, it makes things possible.”

Judith Heumann, U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (quoted in Why Web Accessibility Matters)

In addition, search for the Twitter hashtag: #a11y (and #accessibility). And look at my Twitter favorites and my Delicious bookmarks.

(Disclaimer: I have not received anything from any company for posting these links. I used the links listed here as resources for my webinar.)