In a report from the UK, where web accessibility is more widely practiced than in most other countries, 75% of Local web design companies ignore disabled people. Unfortunately, I’m sure that percentage is much higher here in the United States, where accessible web sites are still limited to not much more than some government and education sites.
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Have you read ‘Web Accessibility’ published by friends of ed? Do you think this is a good place to start for people who know how to create pages using standard, but maybe don’t know all the in-and-outs of creating accessible web content. What else would you recommend?
Disability shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to web design. They should see the ability of the person rather than his condition… that’s just sad. 🙁
I’m not surprised. Any idea What checks were performed against the 200 sites?
Zeke: I call the 600+ page book “Web Accessibility” the bible of web accessibility as it covers everything in pretty good detail. For beginners, I’d recommend online resources such as this podcast/blog, WebAIM.org, WCAG 2.0, and Mike Cherim’s Beast Blog.