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New Studies Evaluate US and UK E-Gov Accessibility

Assessing the accessibility of fifty United States government Web pages: Using Bobby to check on Uncle Sam:

  • “This study evaluates the current accessibility of U.S. Government Web pages for people with disabilities. …The home pages of fifty U.S. government agencies were reviewed for accessibility based on Section 508 guidelines. This study establishes that the U.S. government has not met its accessibility goals.”
  • A comparative assessment of Web accessibility and technical standards conformance in four EU states: “This paper presents results of a comparative survey of Web accessibility guidelines and HTML standards conformance for samples of Web sites drawn from Ireland, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. It also gives some recommendations on how to improve the accessibility level of Web content.”
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