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Re: Thoughts towards an accessible <canvas>

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 08:36:26 +0000
Message-ID: <49C74A0A.8030208@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: 'Wai-Ig' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On 23/3/09 06:15, John Foliot - WATS.ca wrote:
>> What is the price for non-conformance?
> Well, in that particular case, the price would be similar to the costs 
> of other instances of inaccessibility:
> 1. Loss of audience, with the attendant loss of funds or influence.

Businesses will offset this against the perceived cost of doing things 
right (higher wage bills, for more skilled employees, adverse cash flow 
from longer time to market, etc.  Cash flow, rather than lifetime cost, 
is probably the biggest killer for accessibility.)

> 2. Denial of the audience's rights, with the attendant ethical, social, 
> and legal risks.

There is only limited value to a company image in claiming charitable 
works, beyond that, the shareholders expect only their financial 
interests to be addressed.

Consequently, the perception of business is likely to be that there no 
price for doing things wrong, or even a nett saving.

Cross posts heavily pruned.

David Woolley
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