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RE: And today's ironic bit of HTML is...

From: Pete Urwin <pu@crombieanderson.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2002 13:57:33 +0100
To: "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I am a web designer/ developer with 3/4 years commercial experience for a
mid sized design agency. This is my first posting to what seems to be a
really useful list.

For what it's worth, I find that it's only our larger 'public' clients,
particularly Universities and Local Councils, that are aware of
accessibility issues, probably because law requires them to have accessible
web sites.

Most of our smaller clients, such as property developers and product
manufacturers are still not aware of even the basic issues, and it is
therefore left to us to try to raise their awareness and sell the idea of
having an accessible product to them. I agree with Andrew Mcfarland in that
most clients do want accessible web sites once they are made aware of the
issues involved.

Given that most of our clients have never heard of W3C and accessibility,
how can low levels of awareness be raised?

Pete Urwin
Received on Friday, 5 July 2002 08:55:31 UTC

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