Bolt-on Accessibility – 5 gears in reverse – TPGi

Bolt-on Accessibility – 5 gears in reverse


Many organizations first encounter accessibility as a risk to be managed. They may hear of drive-by lawsuits, bad press, and inflated costs. They are the prime target for products that promise to address all these concerns and more, just by adding a single line of code to a site.

However, these add-on solutions not only fail to help, they can increase the very risk (and cost) an organization is trying to avoid.

The Promise

Accessibility plug-ins such as those provided by accessiBe, User1st or Userway make explicit or implicit claims. Specifically that the risk associated with compliance to accessibility laws will be mitigated quickly [...]

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