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Re: proportions: corporate/private

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 07:13:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104110709100.3313-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't have statistics, but I believe that there are many more privately
authored sites (although the overall amount of content may be more heavily
slanted towards corporations and governments, since they are generally
large-scale producers of content). I think even in working with corporate
information providers it is important to be speaking at the level of the
mythical "everyman" (also known as Jane Citizen, and a number of other

At the Quality Assurance Workshop recently the representative from Boeing
pointed out that they expect every one of their quarter-of-a-million
employees to be able to generate web content. Most of those people are
trained in something else, from Aircraft design to catering (Where would you
expect to find next week's cafeteria menu? On the (intranet) web,


Charles McCN

On Wed, 11 Apr 2001, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:

  does anyone have any stats on the proportions of corporate to privately
  authored pages/hits.
  I suppose its a complex problem, however my impression remains that there
  are far more private sites.
  By private I mean any site which was developed without the means of an
  accessibility expert.

  This gives all of us some idea as to the need to avoid technical language
  when communicating with this group.

  jonathan chetwynd
  IT teacher (LD)

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