Campaign takes on inaccessible websites

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A campaign has been launched to challenge websites which are not accessible to those with disabilities. The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and Fix the Web, an initiative of Citizens Online, which campaigns for internet access for all, have announced a partnership to raise awareness of the issue and take on offending websites .

Campaigners claim that the majority of websites are not designed with accessibility for all in mind and the partnership is encouraging people with disabilities to report any accessibility problems they have with a website. Volunteers will then assess and take forward the issue to the webmaster in question.

Robin Spinks, RNIB’s Principal Manager (Digital Accessibility) said: “There is no excuse for inaccessible websites. This will give blind and partially sighted web users the opportunity to put pressure on website owners to make the necessary changes.”

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