UK sites flunk accessibility

According to an article in the Guardian today, “almost two thirds of the UK’s top 100 firms fail to meet even the most basic recognised standard of accessibility to disabled people.”

I don’t get it — basic accessibility is reasonably easy to build-in (ALT text) but only 41% of the sites even did that!

The UK has laws not unlike the US, like the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act. The disabled community is not small and not necessarily impoverished. It seems in companies’ best interests to make the “storefront” as open as possible.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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