Top misconceptions and myths about accessibility

Here are some (recent) common myths and misconceptions in the world of accessibility. These are then followed by prompts for you to both research and use in response to challenges you might face — to keep you on the right track in your journey to improving accessibility in your organisation.

We don't have any / many disabled people who use our product or service

Our developers will find and fix issues

We use X framework which has accessibility 'off the shelf' or 'baked in'

We have an accessibility plug-in / overlay so we are OK

We've ran an automated testing tool (Wave, axe, Lighthouse etc) and fixed those issues so we are OK

Feedback and questions

If this list has prompted questions, please speak with me -- i'm happy to offer any support and ideas I can.