[thelist] Top 10 reasons to make your page accessible...

Austin Harris austin at dotmail.co.uk
Tue Jan 23 05:18:48 CST 2007

Close, (but no cigar!)

They had heard of Bobby, but not used it... (They mainly do SEO but a fair bit of build as well).

I was bought in as a third developer who has ranted at them, (and cleaned up code) to the point where the contract has been extended several times and they are interested in it and taking suggestions on board.

The difficulty is, (pointed out in the articles below) how to justify it to the clients. Hence the search results etc.

The horrible bottom line being;

"Why should we pay for it when it makes no (obvious) difference?"


----- "Barney Carroll" <barney at textmatters.com> wrote:
> Christian Heilmann wrote:
> > I am bored to tears with these "people will find you and you make
> > shitloads of money and you won't be sued" accessibility talks as
> they
> > tend to breed companies that love to tick boxes on a bobby report
> > rather than really do something about accessibility. There is no
> such
> > thing as white hat SEO, period.
> Sorry, let me just rephrase my last post in one paragraph: If you feel
> confident the client can understand the greater scope of things, you 
> stand to gain more (as do they) if you don't patronise them with 
> 'coldhardcashquick'. But I think what Austin is dealing with is a 
> company that already loves to tick boxes on a bobby report. They are
> by 
> no means in short supply.
> Regards,
> Barney
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