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RE: [css-d] Divergence between compliant browsers

Sent by Andrew I. Mutch on 30 January 2002 08:08


It also should be stated that it's probably bad business to not address
accessability issues.  Much of the changes that should be made to address
accessability issues would benefit all users.  Jakob Nielsen made that
point here:

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20011111.html

Plus, there's a market in people with disabilities whose business is lost
at sites that can not be accessed.

Andrew Mutch


On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, RUST Randal wrote:

> Andrew Mutch says:  "While market forces might be able to ignore
> accessibility issues,
> government organizations won't have the same luxury."
> 
> ----------
> 
> However, market forces in the US are not above the Americans with
> Disabilities Act.  See:
> 
> http://www.alistapart.com/stories/access/article.txt
> 
> As *real* web developers and designers, I think it is important to push for
> standards.  Not only does it save us a lot of the headaches, but it can SAVE
> THE CLIENT TIME AND MONEY.  This is an advantage to the client, not a
> detriment.  Just because their page doesn't view the same in NN 4.7 doesn't
> mean they don't care about their image.  It means they care about making
> their message ACCESSIBLE to as many potential customers as possible.
> 
> Randal
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