Awareness/Ignorance of Web Accessibility

The toughest problem facing web accessibility is awareness. I’m surprised frankly, that there haven’t been more official complaints or court cases against an inaccessible web site, and they are the vast majority on the web. Fortunately, Target is currently being sued by the NFB!

I’ve recently started a new company, CheckEngine USA (now Web Overhauls), that focuses on web accessibility and web standards, but who cares? I’m having problems getting clients because no one is even aware of what this is and why it’s important. I hope the U.S. gets more serious about theses issues and follow the lead of the U.K. and Australia. Not only for my sake, but everyone else’s.

Furthermore, it seems that most web design companies themselves are quite ignorant of the subject and use web accessibility. So not only must I educate potentials customers, but also web designers (in order to have any chance of winning consultation services).

Are you facing the same issue?

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Want to be on Web Axe?

Dennis is looking for an Accessibility guru who wants to be part of at least one podcast on Web Axe. If interested just send Dennis an email at web axe at gmail dot com. Topic ideas welcomed.

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Introduction Episode

The first Web Axe episode covers what this blog and podcast is about, a little background on the host Dennis Lembree, and a few important URLs for Web Accessibility.

Download Web Axe Intro Episode 1


Great resources:
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI by the W3C)
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)
Section 508 (U.S. Federal Law)


Coming soon!

Welcome to Web Axe — the blog and podcast of practical web accessibility tips. The first podcast episode is coming soon. Please leave a comment with any suggestions or ideas. Or email Dennis at Web Axe send an email at webaxe at gmail dot com.