W3C logo Web Accessibility Initiative logo skip navigation WAI Resources
About WAI
WAI Site Map

OUTDATED INCOMPLETE DRAFT of Summary of Business Benefits of Accessible Web Design

Note: This document is a draft and should not be referenced or quoted under any circumstances. It has been replaced by:


Note: This document is a draft and should not be referenced or quoted under any circumstances.

The following lists provide an alternative format to the tables to indicate the interactions between various WCAG 1.0 checkpoints and business benefits related to market reach and technical efficiency. The main document describes these benefits in detail.

Market Share Benefits of Accessible Web Site Design

View by benefit

Usability: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Public Search Engines: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Repurposing Content: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Internationalization: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Low Bandwidth: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Support for Low Literacy: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Semantic Web: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

top

View by Checkpoint

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Clear Navigation (13.4; 13.5)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Device Independence (9.x)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Clear Content (14.1; 14.3)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Text Alternatives (1.1)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Metadata (13.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Separate Structure from Presentation (3.3; 3.5; 3.6; 3.7; 11.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Captioning for Multimedia (1.3; 1.4)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Color Independence (2.1; 2.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Table Attributes (5.5)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint W3C Technologies (11.1)

top

Technical Efficiency Benefits of Accessible Web Site Design

View by benefit

Site Search Engines: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Repurposing Content: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Reduced Server Bandwidth Requirements: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Reduced Site Maintenance: relevant WCAG 1.0 checkpoints

Reduced Server Load: relevant WCAG 1.0 1.0 checkpoints

top

View by Checkpoint

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Clear Navigation (13.4; 13.5)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Device Independence (9.x)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Clear Content (14.1; 14.3)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Text Alternatives (1.1)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Metadata (13.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Separate Structure from Presentation (3.3; 3.5; 3.6; 3.7; 11.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Captioning for Multimedia (1.3; 1.4)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint Color Independence (2.1; 2.2)

Benefits for WCAG 1.0 checkpoint W3C Technologies (11.1)

top

Return to the Business Benefits of Accessible Web Design document


Prepared by Andrew Arch (Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au) and Chuck Letourneau (cpl@starlingweb.com) with assistance from W3C/WAI's EOWG members. Last Updated: 4 October 2001. About WAI: The Web Accessibility Initiative is supported in part by Sponsors. Opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily represent those of the sponsoring organizations.

Copyright 2001 W3C (MIT, INRIA, Keio ), All Rights Reserved. W3C liability, trademark, document use and software licensing rules apply. Your interactions with this site are in accordance with our public and Member privacy statements.