Abilitynet: ‘Web Accessibility Guidelines’ turn 10 but still less than 10% of sites are accessible

20 December 2018
Source: Abilitynet

On 11 December 2008, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) published an important  update to their guidelines aimed at making the internet a more accessible place for people with disabilities. Ten years on and we’ve not seen much of an impact. Let’s look at why and what can be done to speed things up. Accessibility for a Web2.0 world Remember

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E-Access: Inaccessible websites dent business profits, as online shoppers ‘click away’

3 January 2017
Source: E-Access

UK businesses are losing out on huge sums of money – potentially totalling billions of pounds – by failing to make their websites accessible to users with access needs, new research claims. Published by disability consultancy Freeney Williams, the Click-Away Pound (CAP) Survey assessed the “online shopping experience of customers with disabilities, and the costs to business of ignoring them.”

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NHS England introduces new software to improve website accessibility

19 May 2016
Source: NHS England

Marking Global Accessibility Awareness Day, NHS England has announced the addition of new software to its website to open it up to more people. The NHS England website now features Texthelp’s ‘Browsealoud’ – an innovative and free-to-use support tool which will read aloud and translate webpage content to users, allowing for a better and easier overall visitor experience. As a

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