5 Common Misconceptions About Web Accessibility – 24 Accessibility

As someone brand new to learning about accessible design, I admit I had a few misconceptions about accessible web design. I’ve been a software developer for just over a year, and have been learning development for around three years. Though I still have tons more to learn, I’ve learned a fair amount about programming languages, frameworks, patterns, editors, tools, and more. One thing I have learned almost nothing about — web accessibility.

That changed recently when I attended an event hosted by a local tech group, Refresh Detroit. The event featured a series of lightning talks, and the lightning talk by group co-organizer Deborah Edwards-Onoro (Lireo Designs) discussed web accessibility.

The more research I did into the topic, I noticed others had a few misconceptions as well. Here are a few of the main misconceptions I came across.

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