[NFBMO] Question about making computer technology 100% accessible

Daniel Garcia dangarcia3 at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 10 18:39:15 UTC 2020

In the world of manufacturing there is this notion of "poka yoke" devices. This concept was imported from the Japanese and it means "mistake-proof." When someone tries to assemble something there is only one way it can be assembled.

I think we need to get to the point that whenever someone codes software, apps, or a website, mistake-proofing is built-in. Even if someone deliberately wanted to make software not usable by the blind, they could not. Thousands of software programs, apps, and websites are coded every year. We cannot keep playing this whack-a-mole game because we are never going to win.



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Subject: [NFBMO] Question about making computer technology 100% accessible

Dear national Federation of the blind of Missouri,

What can I do, to contribute to making software and websites 100% accessible? I am sure many of you have faced the frustrations I have with not being able to access certain websites. Some people tell me that I should accept that somethings just will not be accessible. I find I struggle with that. I feel like those issues need to be fixed.  Sometimes, accessibility feels like a cat and mouse game. A website or program might be accessible, but then an upgrade breaks the accessibility. Can the world ever be 100% accessible? What do you think?

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