Whiona last month wrote an interesting post about web design and ableism from the standpoint of websites that refuse to offer any real sort of mobile experience whatsoever. Mostly I just wanted to point you her way in case this isn’t a perspective you’ve run into before.
(There also was what I found to be an interesting and thoughtful response from someone with a mobile-hostile website. Alas, that website appears to be down, and I don’t know if the post will come back up. It’s not in Wayback, unfortunately.)
For my part, I admittedly don’t think about this very much in this context. Rather, I just at this point dislike for myself not being able to smoothly and calmly browse my own websites on any one of my devices.
That’s more of a personal aesthetic choice than any kind of statement about disability and access. It’s also true that all of my websites tend primarily to be about text so I’ve no competing factions in my own head as to whether my “vision” would be frustrated by not focusing on the desktop browser experience.
This latest incarnation of the blog simplified the entire matter greatly for my own cognitive sanity when putting it together by basically eschewing the entire problem. There are no
@media breakpoints in my CSS, and the font sizes aren’t in any way dynamic.
The thing just works, although I did notice the text is fucking minuscule in the browser on my Kindle Paperwhite.