Experts should help the layman, not say leave it to us

Web celebs have created confusion when the answer was already agreed upon by most web accessibility professionals. So, I won’t write about NodeJS and Spring if you other experts stick with your area of expertise. Many times, we should leave accessibility to the experts please. Agreed?

via Leave Accessibility to the Experts Please | Web Axe.

The problem with this is what I would term “I’ll give you a fish” syndrome. Instead of focusing on educating and helping people who make mistakes, it says “If you’re not as smart or as knowledgable as me, stay out of my clubhouse”. It’s a great way to build a clubhouse for limited members. It’s not a great way to build a knowledgable and sustainable community. If you read this, make sure to check out the comments.  Some really insightful stuff.

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