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"But are not breaking disability discrimination laws

Social-networking websites and those based on user-generated content are “effectively locking out” disabled users, charities have said.

In the UK there are estimated to be 1.6 million registered blind people, 1.5 million with cognitive difficulties and six million that have dyslexia.

Accessibility charity Abilitynet and the British Council of Organisations of Disabled People (BCODP), said by not providing accessibility options, it is often too challenging for people with disabilities to use sites such as Facebook and Twitter. And they warned as these sites become more popular the situation could get “more challenging”."



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Published by: ComputerActive
Written by Andrea-Marie Vassou, Computeractive
Date: 14 May 2009


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