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Web Design 1011:  Interoperability, Accessibility, Compliance, & Branding.    

Web Design: Accessibility for Everyone.

Web sites are visited by significant numbers of people with varying disabilities. Make sure your site can work with lower resolutions and screen magnifiers. Common accessibility errors include:

 

Documentation and Testing of Web Design Accessibility

One of the best accessibility standards is the World Wide Web Consortium's WCAG 1.0 WAI-AAA, and you can find the specification and a lot of good advice @:
http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/ with testing provided @: http://webxact.watchfire.com/

 

Economics of Web Design Accessibility.

If the market represented by people with disabilities is not substantial enough to get your attention, consider this: All search engine spiders are not only blind, but brainless. If a profoundly deaf and blind person cannot make sense of your site, don't expect to get the search rankings applicable to your page. Chances are the search engine spider was even more bamboozled and simply dropped your site. This could potentially "cut off your air supply" by cutting your site off from the largest single market channel anywhere in the world.