Innovative Design Inspired by Accessibility : Comments
March 30, 2005
Thank you very much for your article.
We have recently finished two very large corporate web sites using XHTML/CSS that were aimed at ‘everybody’. We and our client found it was very expensive time wise to develop a standard interface following all the W3C guidelines and so please (we hope) all possible users and browsers and of course take into account the inevitable change requests made by the client during the development.
The time was not so much in the development but in the repeated testing. Finding, organising and following a suitable group of people to test the application was a very rewarding task personally but added about 15% to the overall budget.
Fortunately for us these particular clients had budgets that were flexible enough to allow this.
We’ve since had several requests from other clients for accessible web sites who when presented with the extra cost of accessibility have simply said ‘Forget the accessibility just get us online.’
So not only are we trying to educate ourselves we are also trying to educate our clients.
all the best