Don’t Succumb to Feature Creep for your Digital Accessibility Needs
Humans are intrinsically wired to think more = better. Doesn’t a fancy gadget with plenty of bells and whistles sound like it’s more advanced (i.e., better equipped to solve your problem) than an older, less technological solution?
Today, “simple” is often equated with “outdated.” Even modest kitchen appliances like coffee makers have mushroomed into espresso-delivering, milk-foaming, cappuccino-making mini-baristas. Why? Because more features makes for a more desirable product, apparently.
Admittedly, a broad feature set can improve a user’s experience with a tool. Cars that offer satellite radio and tv (as opposed to only a CD player) can clearly make [...]