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  • Yes, I prefer accessible web design.

    11 64.71%
  • Maybe, as cost is also a factor.

    4 23.53%
  • No, I am not concerned with accessibility.

    1 5.88%
  • Accessibility had not occured to me.

    1 5.88%
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    Your choice on accessible designers

    Hey, I'm doing some brief polls around a few sites as part of my research for an application to the Australian New Enterprise Incentive Scheme business initiative.

    Wasn't sure where to put this exactly, as obviously everyone in the "Accessibility" forum would prefer accessibility

    Thanks for your input.
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    Prefer? Try require.
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    Red face

    Of course. I had originally posted this to the General Chat forum here, unfortunately it was moved to the Accessibility and Usability forum, where the questions are clearly not suited.

    Please keep this in mind if you vote on it in this forum, thanks. Or maybe it can be moved back?

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    Well....IMO an accessible web design is a must !!

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    i doubt that decision makers (people who would commission a web design company) frequent these types of forums...
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    Quote Originally Posted by redux
    i doubt that decision makers (people who would commission a web design company) frequent these types of forums...
    Probably, but good webdesigners do. And you'd be hardly pressed to find a good web designer who doesn't care about a&u. It's not like it was an impossible task to make a website accessible, like in "the man with the money didn't tell me to make this website accessible, so I am not going to care about it because I won't be paid for the *extra work*". When you build your document and plan your layout, it's not hard to make it a&u friendly, whether it was a requisite or not. Plus you end up spending less time and the project since everything is clean and clear.

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    As I said, I'd rather this had been left in General Chat, as then I would have a more varied response than in the actual Accessibility forum

    Apologies for the inconvenience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsuo shima
    Probably, but good webdesigners do.
    however, they're not the people that should answer the question "Do accessibility concerns affect your decision when choosing a web design company?"

    in fact, any results coming from this forum will more than likely reflect the attitude of web designers, rather than that of clients commissioning web work...thus making it completely irrelevant.
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    Moved to a less biased/more targetted forum

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    I am with Tommy, and yes this year I had to outsource some work (legal reasons why I wasn't allowed to do the work myself). I chose 3 people that I knew would reach my accessibility standards with their work, it was a requirement I stipulated.

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    If I would outsource coding and someone would give be a 90's style table layout he would of course be fired right away. It's okay if there are some semantical flaws I could correct them myself but it would influence the guy's pay.


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