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Re: Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 22:07:07 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200609082107.k88L77c03474@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> I am sure that there will be apeal after apeal trying to fight this.  But
> for now it seems like a great victory.  I just don't understand how so many

It seems to me to be a major defeat, as it means that no US e-business
need have an accessible web site, as long as they refrain from operating
physical retail outlets.  Yet another perceived cost in physical retail
that is avoided by going online only.

> people can have a problem with coding their webpages the correct way.  I
> mentioned this at work today and got nothing but resistance from everyone

I think that is because "web designers" see themselves as artists (or
just possibly marketeers), not as communicators.

> around, people need to get over the fact that they don't actually do their
> job correctly, learn the correct way and quit being so defensive about it.

One of the things that is drilled into creative people in a business is
that you must never provide value that is not required, as the company
can always charge extra for it if a customer requires it.  It's part of
what is called "commercial awareness".
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