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I have lately started to divorce "usability" from "accessibility." Thanks to things like AJAX, they are now no longer synonymous. I consider usability to be my #1 goal, but accessibility is immediately behind it.
Building content and getting links are all very well but if you're site is usable and makes more people stick around and navigate through - if google does take user behaviour into account then making your site more usable could be great for your optimisation..
What about accessibilty? Without meaning to be too controversial - do a lot of webmasters make their sites accessible to cater for everyone, or are there any peripheral benefits to it as well? (rankings perhaps?!)
But googlebot doesn't need your text to be resizable x amounts of time and the design to still roughly work.. partially sighted people do..
I'm sure it's different for different audiences and website niches but what level of conforming is generally acceptable?