This post was first posted by me on etcjournal.wordpress.com (later etcjournal.com) on June 12, 2009. See http://etcjournal.com/2009/06/12/accessibility-and-common-sense and the version saved on the Internet Archive on June 14, 2009. The H4 styles for titles are in the original.
Editor, Accessibility Issues
Technology and technology guidelines are very important in implementing accessibility. Yet accessibility is not a technology issue — it is a common sense issue, both because it is logical and because making things as accessible as possible for as many people as possible becomes an obvious necessity once you “sense in common” with the other person, put yourself in his or her place.