Dopa is your W3C, accessibility alternative for topics related to handwriting, the printed word, and learning disabilities. We embrace technology, but know there is a romance about ink on paper, archived, mailed, or held under the light. It is not unlike the romance of a long train trip in Europe; a slower, older way of getting from A to B, but one which puts us in the same place generations before us sat and peered into their world.
Most Websites Can Not (and Often Should Not) Use Accessibility Standards- That’s Where We Come In.
Websites can not be accessibility compliant without sacrificing design, interactivity and general user experience for visitors without disabilities (paying 50% more for designers and coders might help, but would still fall short). Those with challenges using websites require alternative web pages.
Many of the most important pages on the web would lose their pleasing design and interactivity if they had to be accessible compliant. The article “Web accessibility” on Wikipedia, for example, has 120 errors. Wikipedia would have to change the entire framework of their site to make this page accessible. In doing so they’d have to train their entire staff of contributors on in depth accessibility practices.
Wikipedia is not an outlier. CNN, a company with very different staffing and financial resources, is inaccessible to many millions of people. They have over 130 errors on typical pages. Amazon.com has over 57 on their homepage.
What We Do
We identify articles with information of vital importance for individuals that rely on accessibility.
We create accessible alternatives of articles which don’t meet W3C requirements.
We offer free resources to webmasters who want to improve accessibility.
Most importantly, we do all our work with love. We Care.