This morning I listened to a news segment regarding a rising issue with websites that are not adapted for blind and other disabled people. I don't think I've even seen a real estate site adapted for a blind person. How would that work in real estate? I know zip zero nada about this subject.
My hope is by raising the question, others might have more information about it. It's possible that we may all need to make some changes to our website presentation in the future. Better to have awareness of this subject in advance.
The story. A blind man sued a pizza chain here in the U.S.A. He was unable to order a pizza on their website and was very unhappy about that fact. I don't know if there is an outcome yet but I'm sure at some point I will and will share it with you.
The Stats. Take a look at the rising numbers of lawsuits about this subject.
I think you'll find the numbers very interesting. I did.
In 2017 there were 817 lawsuits regarding website accessibility.
In 2018 there were 2259 lawsuits regarding website accessibility.
That's a 177% spike in lawsuits in 1 year.
Did I get your attention?
Please share any information you have as to how to adapt ones website for blind and other disabled people. I'm sure we would all appreciate your input. Thank you!
Did you hear about this... Website adaptation for blind people