Nicholas C. Romano, Jr.
Website Accessibility Research:
Disabled Users Still Locked Out
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Faculty Research Excellence Series
Sponsored by the OSU-Tulsa Library
Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:00 pm North Hall Room 150
Why don’t Companies do more?
78/117 (67%) of respondents agreed that 'some WAI guidelines are difficult to implement'. Difficulty of WAI guidelines placed third in barriers to accessible web site development (Knight 2003)
40% of respondents felt that it is practical 'to design for all assistive technology devices'. However, a majority (53%) disagreed that ‘Web accessibility is purely a technical issue'. (Knight 2003)
49% of respondents agreed that 'it is impossible to cater for all users' needs'. The trade-offs in web accessibility are reflected in a majority (56%) agreeing 'there is a conflict between usability and accessibility'. 80% disagreed that 'accessibility inhibits innovation‘ (Knight 2003)
66% of respondents disagreed that 'text-only sites are the most accessible‘
72% disagreed that 'there is a conflict between graphic presentation and accessibility‘ (Knight 2003)