why clients don't care about accessibility 16Sep05

At Digital Web Magazine Christian Heilmann published an article about reasons why clients don't care about accessibility.

"Working as an accessibility consultant in an IT company is a very frustrating job right now. Highly publicized lawsuits and deep-rooted accessibility myths leave us with a lot to explain when the final product does not really help visitors. Our clients simply don’t care about accessibility as much as we’d like them to, and there are several reasons for that.

  • It’s the Law But There’s None to Follow

  • There Is No Immediate Benefit

  • Accessibility Is Sold As a Technical Problem

  • Disability Is Not Something Clients Want to Think About

  • We’re Past Inventing, We’re Maintaining

  • It Is Not Part of the Testing Methodology

  • Accessibility Seems Like a Party Pooper

  • Nobody Complains

  • It Requires Involvement

  • There Is No Leader to Follow"


10 Reasons Clients Don't Care About Accessibility

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