Category Archives: Me Saying Unpopular Things

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Conditions for my involvement in accessibility lawsuits on plaintiffs’ behalf

I was recently contacted by a law firm who wanted to hire me to work with them on web accessibility lawsuits. They wanted to hire me to “…perform an initial, more economical review of the site for purposes of us confirming the violations and including within our demand letters”. If you’ve been following me for …

Some tough love: Stop the excuses, already.

Over a year ago, Dale Cruse called me “militant” about accessibility. I know I use strong language at times, but I actively try to have a softer touch. I think he meant it kindly anyway, but I worried a little. “Do I come off too strong?” I wondered. I get a lot of compliments on …

I have no sympathy for excuse-making and won’t apologize for that

Almost a year ago, Dale Cruse posted a list of must-follow people involved in accessibility. I was honored to be on that list. Dale described me as “militant about accessibility”. I began working on a follow-up post where I disagreed about the “militant” label. Ultimately I deleted the post largely because it turned into a …

Conference talks are not sales pitches – a preemptive rant

It is less than a week before the Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, affectionately known as “CSUN” (as in, “see sun”) after the California State University, Northridge whose Center on Disabilities hosts the conference. I’ve taken this week as vacation and my talk still isn’t prepared. This is probably the least prepared …

Sue Everyone

I hate this post. I hate the title of it. I hate what it implies. Even more, I hate how right it is. This will be the 124th posting on this blog. Although my posts and social media postings are rather strongly worded, I think I’ve also been clear that I don’t like selling accessibility …

Measuring the harm of flawed academic papers

For several years I’ve been interested in finding and reading academic work in the field of web accessibility. I have a very strong belief that the things we say regarding web accessibility must be based on a significant amount of rigor and I hold in higher esteem those who base their statements on fact rather than …