[Air-L] Why aren't more websites accessible?
mike.bennett at ucd.ie
Fri Nov 30 06:18:55 PST 2007
Glen you might find Trulock's 2005 survey of the accessibility of
websites in Ireland useful. It was a follow on to McMullin's study in
2002. She goes into lots of details about her method for ascertaining
the degree of inaccessibility.
* Trulock, V. "A Comparative Investigation of Accessibility Levels of
Irish Websites", 2005
Short version: http://www.iia.ie/resources/download/32/
Full MSc: http://www.ilikecake.net/accessibility/
* McMullin, B. "WARP: Web Accessibility Reporting Project Ireland
2002 Baseline Study", 2002
Both these studies got, and continue to get, a lot of attention from
the Irish web development community. I suspect they helped raise
local awareness of designing for accessibility.
On 28 Nov 2007, at 07:16, Glen E. Farrelly wrote:
> While I believe the perceived cost and effort to make websites
> accessible is a significant reason, I was hoping to find research
> into other factors. If anyone knows of any research in this area -
> or in ascertaining the degree of inaccessibility - I would greatly
> appreciate any tips, links or advice.
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