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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2013-01-15 10:39 pm

Inaccessible websites?

I'm doing a talk on web accessibility at LinuxConf Australia and would like to give specific examples!

So, gimme your best examples of websites with specific accessibility problems that drive you nuts. Use of tabular data where it doesn't make any sense, sites with horrible contrast or that won't let you change font sizes, restaurant websites that are entirely flash-based, etc, etc.

Also, if anybody knows of good illustrative videos of a) people listening to a screenreader and b) people dictating to their computer, point me at 'em?

[personal profile] treeowl 2013-01-17 08:47 am (UTC)(link)
It took me a couple minutes to find the contact page. I'm not sure what makes it much worse than the rest, aside from the fact that it's pretty hard to figure out where to click on it. The whole side is a toy—it's pretty and "clever", but not actually good for anything as far as I can tell.
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[personal profile] forthwritten 2013-01-17 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
For me, it's the sideways handwriting and the old - sorry, "vintage" map that doesn't bear much resemblance to what's there now. Navigate by landmarks and want to find this place? Hahaha, good luck.

More unfortunately, this seems to be a popular local web designer and their crappy flash-based design extends to things like restaurants.