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RE: Advice on AA conformation

From: Karl Groves <karl.groves@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2009 14:54:27 -0800 (PST)
To: "'David Woolley'" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000101ca5ffc$f656c740$e30455c0$@groves@ssbbartgroup.com>

> 
> > Practices.   For each provision of each industry standard you want to
> > comply with, you should go through and detail the exact conformance
> > criteria necessary for meeting that individual provision.    For each
> 
> Whilst this is probably good advice for avoiding being prosecuted or
> sued.  However, it is bad for accessibility as it often encourages an
> attitude of minimal compliance; it stops one from using the best
> techniques for the specific audience of the web site; and it prevents
> the creativity which may eventually lead to a better best current
> practice.

I strongly disagree with the above statement.  What we've found at SSB
BART Group is that our customers' systems become more accessible over a
relatively short period of time.

For example, we have one client that has engaged us to test e-learning
content before putting that content into their LMS.  At the beginning of
the contract, this content was, shall we say, less than ideal. Over a
relatively short period of time what we've seen is that their content is
vastly improved the first time we see it.   And believe me, this is not
because they've reached some sort of "minimum compliance", because we take
a very conservative approach to compliance. 

Karl
Received on Saturday, 7 November 2009 22:56:11 GMT

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