Doing Business Without Frontiers.

The web, a world wide system of communications between humans, becomes global de facto.
The Web is fundamentally designed to work for all people, whatever their hardware, software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability
The American Disabilities Act (ADA) in the US and the Equality Act of 2010 in the UK encourage companies to ensure web accessibility. The web, in its principles has to be accessible from a social justice perspective as a person with or without a disability.

Digital Businesses and commerce require, more now than never, to strength their negotiation position, to be compliant with the laws. While these laws do not require compliance, there is the actual need of planning for future accessibility, even if your goods and services are considered to be “necessary amenities.” Business models offers gains and benefits.

At least, accessibility, including this concept a clear separation of presentation and content,  was too one of the principles that urged to the need for the use of XHTML documents, before your little doll surfed the web. We call them web standards. That's one of the reason why we abandoned flash web sites, remember? The last version of the Web Content Accesibility Guidelines is a recommendation ready to be used and implemented by you, since 2008.

Even if the IT and Legal teams at your company lack the expertise or bandwidth to handle the volume and complexity for web accessibility, it is time now to consider and have in mind that accessibility is a plus in your final digital product and service. I did it, and it worked well. Not just because I cared of our audience in the USA and the UK, from the basement at Segonquart Studio headquarters, but because the web removes barriers.

The Web removes barriers to communication and interaction that many people face in the physical world. The web is the medium your digital business  model or organization can offer a real benefit to all the persons, such as people using a slow Internet connection, people with "temporary disabilities" such as a broken arm, and people with changing abilities due to agin.

In case you want to become a full professional, and learn on accesibility, this link is a good place to start

Do not worry on #Brexit and embrace the web accessibility. Your clients will notice it. Hurry up.
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