- Fragmentation usually due to one or more of following
- specific policy requirements
- 'not invented here' syndrome
- 'would work a little better if we tweaked this...'
- 'no authorized translation in our language'
- 'not the kind of standard we recognize'
- 'with funding, we can develop a local standard'
- lack of awareness of impact of standards harmonization
impacts on ease and pace of Web accessibility