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Re: Background/Intro for Academic Affairs/Professionals

From: Joshue O Connor CFIT <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 08:26:30 +0100
Message-ID: <4F7954A6.50404@ncbi.ie>
To: 0gb.us@0gb.us
CC: Kevin Chao <kevinchao89@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
0gb.us wrote:
> I'm new to accessible designing, so I don't have much information or
> background on the subject. But as for tips, I would say validate,
> validate, validate.

Validation != A11y.

You can have perfectly valid code that doesn't result in accessible web 
content. Kevin, you may want to look at the business case for a11y, and 
take more of a carrot than stick approach. It shows the 'wins' that are 
as a result of having accessible content rather than just focusing on 
the 'we have to do this because of legislation, moral reasons [...]' and 
so on. [1] [2]

HTH

Josh

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/
[2] 
http://www.cfit.ie/news-and-commentary-archive/81-where-is-the-business-case-for-accessibility






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