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Accessible Web Design

The idea of web accessibility originated with the goal of making the web accessible to people with disabilities.  It is certainly this, but it is a mistake to think of it in those terms alone.  The goal of accessibility includes designing the web to be displayed on alternative devices such as hand-helds and cell phones, as well as making the web comprehensible to a wide range of artificial intelligences, including search engines.  Accessible design is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do.  It is good design.

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Written by Tom Fox

01/01/2007 at 2:07 pm

Posted in Web Design

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