I am not blind, but I may one day be, and I hope that web developers take the simple steps necessary to make their sites more accessible to those who cannot see. I can’t make the entire web accessible, but as a DreamHost customer, perhaps I can change this one website and make its developers aware of the issue.
Please do not mock this issue. Disability is not something to take lightly. I have friends who are blind, and I once worked with a man who was legally blind and had to use a screenreader for all of his computer work. Unfortunately, he was unable to view many websites because web developers ignore the needs of blind users.
Judging by Brett’s response, they are not aware. He suggested I resize the fonts in my browser, which shows a lack of understanding of the issue.
You are not understanding my concern. I don’t care whether the site is ugly or beautiful or easy to navigate or not. That’s not the problem at all. I only care whether the site is accessible.
Think about what would happen if one day an accident or disease leaves you blind. Would you continue to hold this attitude?