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European government sites are impossible to use

At least by the disabled
Fri Dec 02 2005, 07:36
MORE THAN 97 per cent of government sites across Europe are inaccessible to the disabled, according to a scribe using a quill pen at the UK Cabinet Office. That's a government department, not UK Office World.

The report said that the sites ignored well-known techniques for making data accessible, while at the same time spouting about putting more services online.

According to the study, more than 48 per cent of Europeans use the net and 39 million have a disability.

However, using an accessibility criteria set down by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) only three percent could be used by deaf, blind or otherwise disabled people.

More at Auntie's site, here. µ


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