Recently I attended a job interview at a fairly well known agency. In my resumé I had specified that I always try to come up with easily accessible solutions regarding assistive technology. The interviewer then pointed out that this is nice, but most of the time this is not necessary when I work for them.
While I understand that accessibility is often out scope for small projects or for small agencies – its all about money in the end – I was a bit astonished to hear that during a job interview at a big agency.
Am I just naive to always care and think about accessibility? I often take the time to implement the most accessible menu I can find, sometimes talk to the designers regarding the contrast of chosen text/link color etc. How come this seems to be totally unusual for most people?