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Re: For review: HTML version of "Benefits of WCAG 2.0" presentation

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 15:35:06 -0500
Message-ID: <48DBF5FA.2020906@w3.org>
To: Isabelle Motte <isabelle.motte@fundp.ac.be>
CC: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Isabelle Motte wrote:
> Why not to mention specifically the benefits of WCAG 2.0 compliant web sites 
> for search engines referencing ?

Hi Isabelle,

Thank you for your review and comment.

The focus of this presentation is narrow -- why to use WCAG 2.0 over WCAG 1.0 and other guidelines -- and it does not cover the general benefits of accessibility.

One of the early slides had in the Notes: "We'll focus only on the benefits of WCAG 2.0, not other aspects of Web accessibility, and provide references for other information." And there was a reference to the Business Case (which includes the benefits of accessibility for search engine optimization) near the end.

To help address your point, I changed the early text to: "We'll focus only on the benefits of WCAG 2.0 in this presentation, and provide references for other aspects of Web accessibility. The benefits of accessibility overall are covered in Developing a Web Accessibility Business Case for Your Organization, which provide details on the financial, technical, legal, and social benefits."

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