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The Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) launched last week, and we’d like to welcome them to the standards advocacy block. From the press release announcing their launch:

The Guild of Accessible Web Designers marked its launch today by calling upon Web designers to embrace accessibility as the cornerstone and guiding principle of their profession.

Accessibility goes far beyond preparing Web sites for disabled people, said Jim Byrne, founder of Glasgow-based GAWDS. Accessibility is now shorthand for the adoption of core standards that benefit every user of the Internet and impact the bottom line of every business.

You’ll pardon us if we pound the table a few times in hearty, enthusiastic agreement.

GAWDS‘ site has a burgeoning section with excellent accessibility tips for site builders, as well as information on membership if you’d like to get involved.

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