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Disability & The Internet

Disabled peoples rights to web access

Disability & The Internet A study has recently shown that despite new laws under the disability discrimination act many websites are still inadequate when it comes to providing suitable access for those with disabilities. Since 2003 the disability rights commission began testing websites to make sure they were complying with guidelines set out by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility programme. Of 1,000 sites tested 81% of them failed to reach the minimum standard of accessibility. How Testing Was Done? Testing was done running commercial available software on each of the 1,000 sites, testing included for example images on websites, such images on web pages should have what is described as an “Alt-tag” included for the use of blind or visually impaired people and is a text alternative which is a description of [… Read More]