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eGovMonitor.com  -- "Local government has outperformed a sample of private sector organisations in the finance, retail and travel sectors (including Northern Rock, EasyJet and Tesco) on awareness of accessibility policy and its implementation.

This is the key finding of research by Socitm Insight on website accessibility statements which, according to the latest guidance from the Central Office of Information (COI) and the British Standards Institute (BSi) play a central role ensuring that an organisation's website is actually accessible to all users.

The research is published in A world denied: a supplement for Better connected 2009 on accessibility statements. This looks at one of the key elements of accessibility practice, and follows last year's more general guidance on making websites accessible. If accessibility good practice is not followed, and websites are not designed to accommodate their needs, disabled people and others can find difficult or even impossible to use."

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Published by: eGovMonitor.com

Date: May 18, 2009

 

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