Learn to love accessibility

By now just about every web designer knows about accessibility in some form or other. Whether it's from noticing high-profile legal cases in the US or reading web development blogs, most people accept that it's a good thing and should be part of any site design.

So why is it that whenever the usability of various sites is checked, they usually come up short? Nomensa was commissioned by the United Nations to conduct the first ever global audit of web accessibility - after testing 100 sites from 20 different countries, only three completely passed basic accessibility checkpoints. None passed them all. Some high-profile, long-standing websites don't seem to apply the basics, issues that have been covered in the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) accessibility guidelines since the last century.

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