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Re: Accessibility: Good or bad for business? (Was: Public list or not?)

From: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2002 07:01:29 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1029926970.3d63703a467f7@imp.jcu.edu.au>
To: Svgdeveloper@aol.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Quoting Svgdeveloper@aol.com:

> In a message dated 20/08/2002 17:36:20 GMT Daylight Time, 
> tbray@textuality.com writes:
> > 3. Publishing *anything* for general human consumption and not dealing 
> > with accessibility issues is stupid, immoral, and bad for business, as 
> > has been made clear many times, not just by the W3C.
> Tim,
> I would like to ask a simple question in follow-up to the claim you made: Is
> addressing accessibility issues good or bad for business?

Just as a starting point, a site that has addressed basic accessibility issues 
(alt information, using html markup properly, providing alternatives to 
javascript, etc) has just *also* made their site much more search engine 
friendly.  Being found in search engines should be very good for a business.

Received on Wednesday, 21 August 2002 09:57:19 UTC

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