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emma wrote

JavaScript doesn't hinder accessibility, the website owner does. Modern screen readers interface with your browser to access the DOM tree (meaning web pages with scripts work just fine), and ARIA makes even complex web applications accessible. I'd say the average web page is probably more accessible than your average desktop application, but I don't use screen readers in my daily life so don't quote me on that.


gone wrote

I don't use screenreaders either.

I hate to self-identify as legally blind. I'm not. I can't access reading glasses or bifocals and I prefer not to be illiterate and in pain all the time.

I am capitalistically blind or sociologically blind but the definition of "legally blind" is somebody who cannot, with any amount of money or social privilege, access artifical augmentation products in order to see as well as i see.

I can turn on Orca Screen Reader any time I choose to.


disfalo wrote

JavaScript doesn't hinder accessibility, the website owner does.

You're right. But I've almost never seen an average website which uses JavaScript caring about the WAI-ARIA recommendation. Interactive elements should have the appropriate aria attributes, but most of the time they don't. With static sites, even if you don't care about the WAI-ARAI, it will be easier for disabled people to understand and they don't have to wonder if something is collapsed or not.