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From: Laux <laux@mho.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 18:50:56 -0600
Message-ID: <00e601c121ff$e9f1ce80$9d2e9dd0@uswc.uswest.com>
To: "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Roberts" <liz@netlogix.net>
To: <sec508@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: Building a business case for web accessibility


> > I am attempting to build a business case for web accessibility and am
look
> > for actual dollar costs [or percentage of total cost] of making sites
> > accessible, both new and existing sites.  We all know the legal
> > ramifications, but has any research been done into the actual cost to
> > business?  I'd appreciate any and all leads to information.  And, as
usual,
> > time is a factor here.  Thanks.
>
> Although it doesn't contain any hard numbers, this is at least a resource
> you can cite:
>
> ROI on Accessibility, Russell Windman
> eWeek - 7/30/01
> <http://www.zdnet.com/products/stories/reviews/0,4161,2798040,00.html>
>
> Anecdotally,--Sorry, I know this doesn't much help you--Kynn's house
> metaphor is perfect: if the layout is clever and the materials good, the
> building not only lasts but *remains useful* much longer--it's really
quite
> remarkable the difference.  Unfortunately, like you mention, lots of
> homeowners are willing to trade: bigger house for lesser quality.
>
> Best wishes,
> Liz
>
>
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