A new advertising method! Voice ads!
Nice idea...just try to consider not everybody has full hearing (like me for example, I am profoundly deaf).
Here are some stats to give you an idea of how many people "Wont" hear your advertisement:
Deaf, both ears 0.18%
Cannot hear & understand any speech 0.23%
At best, can hear & understand words shouted in the better ear 0.49%"
Wikipedia estimates that, worldwide, 1 in 1000 people are deaf. (0.1%)
Considering the world population is 6.6 billion,
0.1% = 6.6 million
0.18% = 11.9 million
0.23% = 15.2 million
0.49% = 32.3 million
So, depending on the accuracy of the statistics, and how you define deafness, the answer could be anywhere between 6 million and 35 million
Thats a lot, and is one good reason (given the size of the market) to make websites as accessable as possible.
Originally Posted by mega