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good response:Fw: Time and Cost Modeling of making web pages accessible.

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 08:10:16 -0400
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jacobs, Steve I" <sj131264@exchange.DAYTONOH.NCR.com>
To: <asuncion@alcor.concordia.ca>
Cc: <uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 7:49 AM
Subject: Time and Cost Modeling of making web pages accessible.


One of the benefits of adding Alt-Text to an image is that it enhances
ability to automatically transcode HTML into WML.  This is a business
benefit to those wishing to make their HTML content accessible to
Internet appliances.  We have demonstrated this in practice.

Simplifying the content of a web page has holds the potential to cut
language translation costs in-half because, on average, you reduce the
number of words by a half.  We have demonstrated this in practice.

Simplified English is easier to read by those using English as a Second
Language. This has been demonstrated in practice.

There is more to the "value equation" of changing Silver [HTML] to Gold
[Accessible HTML] than simply the cost of conversion.  Gold is worth
than Silver.  To make good business sense your model will need to factor
this value... whatever the business community deems it to be.  I can
certainly provide you with my opinion. :-)  I predict that that the true
"cost" is negative... to a great extent.

Good luck on your efforts.



Steve Jacobs
Accessibility Program Manager
and President, IDEAL at NCR
NCR Corporation
2809 Bohlen Drive
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Phone: (614) 777-0660
Fax: (937) 445-1955
TTY: (800) 855-2880
STS: (877) 750-9097
E-mail: steve.jacobs@ncr.com
URL: http://www.ncr.com

-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@comcast.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:25 AM
To: uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu
Subject: Re: web page accessibility time and costing models?

the wai might have info on this.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennison Asuncion" <asuncion@alcor.concordia.ca>
To: <easi@maelstrom.stjohns.edu>
Cc: <uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 11:05 AM
Subject: web page accessibility time and costing models?


I am wondering if anyone here either has or knows where I can find
that provide figures (based on real or assumed data) around the time and
cost associated with making a web page accessible?

For example, given a web site with 200 images, how long, on average,
it take to create the alt tag and test it? Additionally, how much
additional cost does this add on to the development of  a site. Another
example would be: how much time does it take to run a checker/repair
on a typical web page?

Any help in hthis area would be appreciated.

Received on Friday, 26 April 2002 08:10:42 UTC

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