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RE: examples of sites with good accessibility

From: King, Philip <Philip.King@egg.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2006 12:16:39 +0100
Message-ID: <2E11AD52D50B4D42B0D80C5DC8E92D396FC7EA@PPNMBP99.uk.egg.net>
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O2 website isn't bad - worked with RNIB and other 3rd parties for
testing etc.... 




-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Stuart Smith
Sent: 20 October 2006 09:44
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: examples of sites with good accessibility


Hi Anna


I think you are going to find it hard because in (and this is opinion
yet again), accessibility just isn't on the list of a lot of retailers
and web development companies. That is changing, thanks to the
legislation and pressure of the more enlightened.


One of the blind charities (RNIB) in the UK has a system of assessing
websites called "see it right", you can see a list of companies that
have been branded as such here  



However, please note this suggestion is not an agreement with the list
on my part. Lots of the sites use tables unnecessarily and I think the
endorsement of these sites encourages bad practice. But bear in mind the
web is changing and some of these sites might have existed before CSS
were as prevalent as they are now. 


Hope that (plus my caveats) give some ideas!







From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Anna.Yevsiyevich@kohls.com
Sent: 19 October 2006 19:15
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: examples of sites with good accessibility

Based on replies to this thread, am I correct in understanding that you
know of no retail site that has decent accessibility?  Gap, JC Penny,
Sears, KMart, WalMart, Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.  None of these do
anything right?   Is there at least ONE retail site that can be viewed
as "OK" in terms of accessibility.  I know it is a subjective question,
and depends on the intended audience of the site, as well as all the
other considerations discussed in earlier posts. 

Anna Yevsiyevich
Web Usability Analyst

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