Sites ignore disabled access 'at their peril'

Failure by business to comply with Disability Discrimination Act guidelines on accessibility has spurred the British Standards Institute to develop a new "tool-kit" primarily aimed at those commissioning websites, as well as those that build them.

The BSI commissioned the Public Accessibility Specification after a Disability Rights Commission survey of 1000 sites found that over 80% failed to meet the guidelines.

In the survey, many public sector sites fared little better than their private sector counterparts.

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