This isn’t a question about your employment practices. In recent years a lot of work has been done to make buildings usable by wheelchair users; but how many of the people you do with visit your office. I’ve known for some time that websites do a lousy job, the most obvious case being the use of Flash and similar technologies which doesn’t work for a blind user working with a screen reader.
So guess, if you will, what proportion of Web sites reach minimum standards of accessibility. Half maybe ? Hopelessly optimistic. A quarter then ? No. We talking minimum standards – surely 10% of sites can manage that ? Apparently not. The figure is 3%, according to a study which came out last week
Here are the most common sins:
And, no, based on our home page I don’t we’d pass the test with flying colours either.
This post originally appeared on my technet blog.