Just what does accessibility *mean*?

Does “accessibility” mean “possible to access”? Or does it mean “possible to access for people with disabilities“?

Roger Johansson and Tommy Olsson explain in “Barrier-free Web design, a.k.a. Web accessibility 2.0” why the latter is a short-sighted approach for a variety of reasons.

It is occasionally argued that “universality” (Camp 2’s term for what we mean by “accessibility”) means you cannot use JavaScript, Flash, or anything but text marked up with HTML. That is completely wrong, and displays a fundamental misunderstanding of what Camp 1 means by accessibility.

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