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Re: Automated Accessibility Options

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:48:59 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200301131148.h0DBmxx01022@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> non-trivial, you also have the problem of educating users to author
> appropriate vocabularies, or develop a suitable editor.  CC/PP is massively

That's the real killer.  It's fairly clear that virtually no authors have
any concept of the web as anything except a medium for IE users on fast
PCs with all their faculties and senses.  I really don't see more than
0.1% of authors actually thinking about such markup, although you might
get most to go for token compliance with legislation/contract compliance.

If you look at the BBC and Betsie, very few of the central departments
seem to be particularly Betsie aware, and the periphery authors as they
have always done.

Even if you can convince people that they need to diversify their market,
for good business reasons++, anything that adds to the perceived cost 
of authoring will discourage this.

++ I caught an interesting item on BBC radio 4 sometime around 8pm on,
I think, last Thursday, in which they were arguing that multi-nationals are
exhausting the fashion (my words) marketing ploy (re-use the rich market with 
new versions of basically the same product) and need to attack the poorer
markets to expand.  The internet and mobile phones were mentioned as 
areas where people with limited resources were actively buying technology.
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