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Accessibility humanized

The Q1 2004 issue of GUUUI is about accessibility. The article is motivated by an evaluation of a governmental health care project, where we had both an accessibility consultant and a blind tester to evaluate a website. The outcomes of the two test where disturbingly different. While our blind tester was fairly content with the site, the accessibility consultant judged the site "A bad site in terms of accessibility." Conclusion: Official accessibility requirements might not be the most important thing when designing accessible sites. Instead, accessibility should be approached from a user-centred perspective.

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Henrik Olsen - February 03, 2004

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