Yesterday, the Web Standards Project announced that its work is done. Mission accomplished. What they did is create a collaborative environment where everyone could get help in terms of web standards and how to use them. They provided precise help and thus led to a new understanding of the web as a whole. We’d still be in tables andfont land without them.
The accessibility community (read: people who care about accessibility so much that they speak up on the topic) is different. We’re bad communicators. We tell people “You’re wrong!” instead of leading them to new insights. Or we complicate the situation by quoting different, slightly related use cases. We should stop that.