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Take the Time to Use Fewer Words

Excellent reminders from my colleague Torrey Podmajersky:

If a user experience needs an explanation, something is fundamentally broken. Consider redesigning the experience until people no longer need it explained to them.

My Increasing Wariness of Dogmatism

Many thanks to Chris Coyier for this piece on dogmatism. Framing is so important! Ultimately we all want to build a Web that works for as many people as possible while being fast, reliable, and a joy to create… and we can only do it if we work together.

A Cautionary Tale: DOJ Intervenes in Another Web Accessibility Lawsuit

Supermarket chain Winn Dixie claims that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t apply online in Gil v. Winn Dixie and the U.S. Department of Justice steps in to set them straight:

In response to Winn-Dixie’s position that Title III applies only to its physical location. DOJ cited the language of the ADA which says that “Title III applies to discrimination in the goods and services ‘of’ a place of public accommodation, rather than being limited to those goods and services provided ‘at’ or ‘in’ a place of public accommodation.” DOJ also argued Title III’s application to the website at issue is consistent with every other court decision to have addressed the coverage of websites with a nexus to brick and mortar locations.