Optimizing Your Chances with Accessibility (10 Mar 2004)
There are many reasons that justify following W3C Accessibility and U.S. Federal Section 508 guidelines. The first, and most important, is the increasing use of the Web by the elderly, disabled and partially-abled. With an increase in online population comes the opportunity for an increase in readership, users, and online purchasers.
A second important but often neglected benefit of accessible Web sites is the ease with which search engine spiders process and rank compliant, accessible code.
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