…plus the time it takes for people to feel comfortable changing the company policy beforehand…
Well I'm beginning to have vision issues, my father was blind, and my clients now have an average age of 40-ish so it wasn't that hard to realize it was an issue.
The last few weeks, I've been trying to deal with twillo.com with their lovely gray and gray website. Unfortunately their developers are more interested in a nice fancy design instead of usability.
The GoG website has issues as well with nothing but silence when I've tried to talk to them about it.
I think I mentioned previously that the best way to test a website is to get someone's grandmother to try it out. Developers look at things from their own point of view.
Having said all that, there are much easier ways to detect bots that work just as well.
Yep, sure enough.
Though, I would say it's likely none of that sounds comforting to "developers" because none of it addresses their own concerns. Obviously, things wouldn't be the way they are now if the interests were the same. Considering the developers are doing the work to get what they want, I would say it makes sense for other people to do their own work.
The recommendations that I've linked to in an earlier post in this thread are also self aware that they won't work for everyone. Even the same person will have different needs for different moments. Trying to make something work for most people still leaves out people. There is no including everyone, especially when even the same individual will need something different at different moments.
I think it's more sensible to focus on personally customizing the view rather than insisting (nor encouraging) developers to "do it right for everyone all the time". A person needs to do that themselves in the moment that matters.
With the default web browsers that come with an operating system, CSS can easily be used to adjust colors and text size and font families within a personal stylesheet that does not depend on developers of websites. Often there are brightness controls on the keyboard, and sound controls, and so forth, all for that very same reason.
A bit more on topic, yep, there are other ways rather than CAPTCHA. Though, I think they oughta figure out new interfaces where automation doesn't matter and is okay rather than detect automation. I think automation is important for making a computer easier to use by a person, so impeding automation will always mean impeding people.