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Re: Somehwhat OT - Size of Accessibility Market

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 18:03:24 -0500 (EST)
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
cc: "Thomas, Cassandra" <CThomas@gigaweb.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0101121801420.31013-100000@tux.w3.org>
The E-Europe Initiative commits all The European Parliament and its members
to ensure that all their own Web Content meets WCAG double-A conformance
within a couple of years (I forget the exact date). I don't have figures on
what that market is worth, but it isn't small...

Again, Accessibility is generally important to the Education market, and
again I don't have figures.


Charles McCN

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

  At 09:47 AM 1/12/2001 , you wrote:
  >IHas anyone seen any new numbers on what the size of the accessibility
  >market and/or anyone seen any numbers on the potential market size for
  >accessibility testing tools?
  >I have a client who wants to know.

  Well, web accessibility is now a requirement for any projects
  undertaken by the world's largest employer, the U.S. federal
  government.  Section 508 requirements mean that any project that
  uses information technology in any way -must- address the
  issue of access by people with disabilities.


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