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Re: Statistics on usability of accessible websites?

From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:43:59 +0100
Message-ID: <3E9D41FF.8030300@shu.ac.uk>
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
CC: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

The most successful search engine in the world
has the simplest interface (google).  Maybe these
two factors are not unrelated.

andy

> A common criticism from business managers leveraged at web applications I've
> designed is that they aren't exciting enough!! I don't take this too
> personally as my own experience has taught me that the actual users
> invariably find it much easier to use a clear, clean and functional web
> application. However, it's the business managers who pay for such things and
> I'm currently in the position where I have to justify my belief to such
> people!! So I'm hoping somebody might be able to point me at any evidence
> that supports my own belief that users prefer use a clear, clean
> prodominantly textual based web application rather than one that relies more
> heavily on images and purely visual effects?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Cheers
> Ian
> 
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andy
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Andy Heath
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