A Timely Reminder

With all the hoo-ha currently taking place over the Target.com
e (including
rather surprising comments from the web design and building community
perhaps it’s worth remembering that in the world of web accessibility we’re
not solely concerned with blind users. I was recently sent a note from Jesper
Rønn-Jensen regarding a post on his blog, and I thought it was worth
repeating here:

25% of all web users are disabled

At least that’s what the Danish Center for Accessibility have claimed. The
point they make (and admittedly it’s not a new one) is that there are many
other factors at play that can affect how usable or accessible your web site
may be. Whether you agree with the definition of accessibility here, it’s still
a timely reminder that there are a lot of people out there who may have issues
with how your web site works.

So, do your best now. That includes you too, Target.

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Ian on Sunday, February 12, 2006

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