Should screen readers be detectable in analytics?

Over at the PowerMapper blog I’ve explored both sides of a great debate: should screen readers be detectable in analytics? It’s an issue that pits accessibility against privacy, with legal complications thrown in for fun. While the technical difficulties of the question make it a pub discussion rather than reality, it’s still a question worth exploring.

I want to thank everyone who supplied quotes and insight on the issue. They made this a fascinating piece to write, particularly as many people took the exact opposite stance than I was expecting from them.

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Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies which affect the crafts of web design and development. She has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and has been a professional web site designer since 2007. She holds a postgraduate certification in internet law and policy from the University of Strathclyde. Learn about hiring Heather to write, speak, or consult.