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Re: frames and no frames content

From: Lynn Alford <lynn.alford@jcu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2005 13:42:19 +1000
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At 12:03 PM 19/05/2005 +0930, Matthew Smith wrote:

>Lynn Alford replied:
>>Search engines work better on sites with an accessible design.
>Matthew comments:
>Maybe we should think beyond the "ordinary browser" that does little more 
>than make a literal representation of content provided and consider the 
>existence - present or future - of software agents that actually try to 
>make sense of the content and perform further processing on it before 
>passing it on to the user (we're getting into the realms of Semantic Web 
>here).  Lynn has provided us with a perfect example: search engines.  If a 
>page cannot be understood by a search engine and therefore be found, is it 
>accessible?  I would say that hidden does not equal accessible.

Actually, when trying to teach an audience why accessibility is important, 
I usually tell them "What important user visiting your site is blind, and 
can't do javascript or frames?  A search engine."  That's usually a good 
way to emphasis that accessible design has many benefits.

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