Indeed. My point was that accessibility standards have at least one institution “solving” accessibility problems by removing pages that people need or suggesting that faculty provide paper copies of documents that are inaccessible for some reason.
Replacing the internet with a big 404 doesn’t seem like a very good solution to me,but it appears to be a solution that some would support.
EDIT: And another thing.
No one wants a blind x-ray tech, but the nursing school gets dinged because they show students x-rays that don’t have a proper alt-tag describing the X-ray.
My wife won’t use video to demonstrate what effective teaching looks like or try new technologies in her class because she’ll come under fire for not having those videos be properly sub-titled.
The alternative, is to waste a whole bunch of money making materials accessible which takes away funding that could be better used to support the people who need it. In the last school where I worked we could have provided each deaf student a full-time support person with the budget that was being used to subtitle video for every single class in the university.
I think that what I’m saying is that I’m all for seeing that every piece of software is accessible. Seeing that every piece of content is accessible is another issue.