Newspapers fail online access tests

Poor website design continues to dog the online versions of 10 of the UK's most widely read newspapers, according to a study by...

Poor website design continues to dog the online versions of 10 of the UK's most widely read newspapers, according to a study by AbilityNet, a charity advising on IT to support disabled people, of which the BCS is a founder and trustee.

The Guardian and the Daily and Sunday Express sites were awarded two stars out of a possible five, but still failed to meet basic levels of accessibility for disabled people, AbilityNet said. 

The other eight sites checked were given just one star and described as "very inaccessible". These included the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, the Sun and the Times. An earlier report by AbilityNet on airline websites had similar poor results.

www.abilitynet.org.uk

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This is weird, considering that in UK web accessibility is the legal right. Maybe the enforcement is not in place yet.
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