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Promoting accessibility through the mobile overlap - Social Networking Application Business Case

From: Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 21:03:05 +0200
Message-ID: <CALf9uGA9ipZwFLnS-0k_0w+s4Lg5JE5TqHvKSazGRY7JqZA2Lw@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Dear WAI-IG participants:

As you may have noticed, via a message distributed about a week ago
(1), I was pleased to describe my experiences when working with my
former employer to make the business case for Web accessibility. My
former employer's efforts to improve the site are ongoing, but I
thought it would be valuable to share, now,  how using a focus on
mobile devices and web sites helped to promote accessibility.

As I am able and as may be appropriate, I expect to update this Wiki
page with any further developments.

I'd like to encourage others in our community to contribute business
cases, too, for inclusion on the Wiki, or perhaps in the larger
business case suite (3). Note that WAI has been eager to hear about
success stories for some time (4).

In my experience, concrete statistics and information about strategic
best practices when working with management both make the value of
accessibility clear, in terms that companies can understand.

I hope that sharing my story will prove useful to others, and we'll
all continue to advance Web accessibility by working together to
implement the strategies that convince companies that access to
information for all is essential.

cheers,
+peter

1. WAI-IG Email message of September 10, 2012
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/2012JulSep/0351.html

2 Mobile Business Case posted to WAI-Engage Wiki:
http://www.w3.org/community/wai-engage/wiki/Promoting_web_accessibility#Business_Case_Examples

3. Developing a Business Case for Your Organization:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/bcase/Overview.html

4. WAI Blog post requesting business case examples:
http://www.w3.org/QA/2009/12/share_resources_supporting_the.html
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