buckworks - 12:41 am on Sep 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
like in the US
I'm not from the US.
Accessibility is a growing concern in many countries, and even if you think it doesn't affect you today, you'd be smart to prepare for when it does.
the connection between SEO and accessability
Search engine spiders could be thought of as the world's largest blind users.
If you design your site so it would make good sense and come across well to someone accessing it with an audible browser reader, that will almost automatically help the search engine spiders make better sense of it too.
The old hands around here will advise that it's wise to avoid being too dependent on free search engine traffic, but even so we'll gladly take it when we can get it. Taking care with accessibility is definitely Something That Helps.