Accessibility in Action

May 31, 2012 8:43 am

Accessibility in Action

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As part of SimpleUsability’s significant involvement with Northern User Experience (NUX) events, our Accessibility Consultant Clare Davidson gave a presentation entitled ‘Accessibility in Practice’. Clare presented alongside Barry Hill; Barry, a user of assisted technology, joined Clare to share his own experiences of website accessibility and provide evidential support as to how Clare’s talk reflected a real user’s experience.

Clare and Barry explained the legalities behind building an accessible website, and explored the social, technical and financial issues that demonstrate why accessibility is so fundamental for a website to succeed and achieve its full potential.

Exploring this further, Clare and Barry presented some powerful statistics reflecting the spending power of the disabled community; including the shocking figure that only 44% of businesses ensure that their products and services are accessible for disabled customers.