One third of councils fail web accessibility test in the UK

In news sure to be of interest to councils in Australia, an annual UK-wide survey of every local council website in Britain revealed that one third of local government sites failed first-stage testing to find out how accessible their websites are for users with disabilities.

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Fail stamp

Overseen by the Society of IT Management, the Better Connected usability test examines and evaluates local authority websites on a range of factors, with site accessibility for users with impairments, a high priority. This includes assessing how users with low vision, sight loss, mobility impairments, colour blindness, or dyslexia, along with others using assistive technology or keyboard navigation, can access council websites.

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Inaccessible websites force many to ‘Click away’

Recent British research shows that UK businesses are losing out on huge sums of money – potentially totalling billions of dollars – by failing to make their websites accessible to users with access needs… and the same is bound to be true in Australia.

Dollar sign inside a red slashed circle
Dollar sign inside a red slashed circle

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Inaccessible websites force many to ‘click away’

New research indicates that 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.

A British pound symbol inside a red slashed circle
A British pound symbol inside a red slashed circle

Continue reading Inaccessible websites force many to ‘click away’