Originally Posted by Mrs Beanbag
"Alternate-text" sums up the problem right there, treating blind people as second-class users. They have to use the back entrance.
If it were easy to solve, we'd have done it. No-one reasonable wants to exclude the disabled. So we compromise without reducing everyone's experience to the lowest common denominator.
Look at games that are designed for the console and the PC. They get limited to what the console players can handle, and what the console platform allows, and the PC users get a sub-par experience.
The way to ameliorate these sorts of problems is time and money. But who has it in sufficient quantities?