97% websites failing disabed

Locked
User avatar
brian
Joomla! Master
Joomla! Master
Posts: 11772
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:19 am
Location: Leeds, UK
Contact:

97% websites failing disabed

Post by brian » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:08 pm

Full article at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6210068.stm

KEY SHORTFALLS
93% failed to provide adequate text descriptions for graphics
73% relied on JavaScript for important functionality
78% used colours with poor contrast, causing issues for those with colour blindness
98% did not follow industry web standards for the programming code
97% did not allow people to alter or resize pages
89% offered poor page navigation
87% used pop-ups causing problems for those using screen magnification software
"Exploited yesterday... Hacked tomorrow"
Blog http://brian.teeman.net/
Joomla Hidden Secrets http://hiddenjoomlasecrets.com/

ibnhafsun
Joomla! Hero
Joomla! Hero
Posts: 2318
Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:41 pm
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by ibnhafsun » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:27 pm

It could be a great slogan for the upcomming versions:

"97% websites failing disabled.
The 3% left are Joomla! powered."
...nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses...
http://www.todosjuntos.org
http://inmo-e.com

User avatar
manuman
Joomla! Guru
Joomla! Guru
Posts: 918
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2005 1:58 am
Location: Perth - Western Australia
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by manuman » Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:42 am

Interesting the BBC page on which the article is written also fails basic validations :)
Shayne Bartlett - Joomla Co-Founder
CTO/Web Architect: Elastik Space https://elastik.space / Elastik Digital https://elastik.digital

User avatar
absalom
Joomla! Ace
Joomla! Ace
Posts: 1199
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:37 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by absalom » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:30 am

Nothing new.. I heard this  all before, two to three years ago. Because CMS products are a poor man's Dreamweaver, unless you fix the problem from the ground up, you're always going to be hitting that same brick wall. This requires significant buy in at the developer level, and it isn't happening (by and large)...

You either address it at:
  • within the core
  • within the editors
  • within the templates
Or you don't address it at all.  However, In Australia, however, we have a bit more innovation with the MacFarlane Prize so the technology and skillset is here to retrofit accessibility into archiac CMS systems like J!, but it's still equivalent to using a sledgehammer to organise electrical wiring in order to get that job done. You never know.. the new Mambo might even be more accessible than J! 1.5 and J! 2.0  8)

I must say.. I love the quote from the the usability reference:
Building dull, technically compliant websites is easy but building commercially successful sites that are also accessible is not,
It can be done. You don't even have to use a CMS, and in some ways, a CMS only adds problems and unforseen factors into the mix. Ease depends on skillset..
Last edited by absalom on Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:36 am, edited 1 time in total.
Design with integrity : Web accessible solutions
http://www.absalom.biz
http://twitter.com/absalomedia

User avatar
andresumana
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:16 am
Location: Bogota
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by andresumana » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:01 pm

Made templates its easy for a webdesginer
i have been using joomla for 3 years, first i depeneded a lot form the templates that are out there, but now i do my own, its easy and quick and the resoult is always a beautifull wepage with so much things to explore for bussines, i dont think joomla is a problem. first i only did flash websites and with the time i started to change into joomla and mixing it wiht flash design. im not an engenier i design in fireworks and then in dreamweaver. the css is still hard for me but i can manage

the only think i have to say is thks for all the great job done and this wonderful product


(Mod note: removed unnecessary self promotional links. -MMMedia)
Last edited by Jenny on Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:22 am, edited 1 time in total.

AmyStephen
Joomla! Champion
Joomla! Champion
Posts: 7056
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: Nebraska
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by AmyStephen » Sat Dec 16, 2006 5:22 pm

I just read the United Nations report yesterday and was going to post this, too, here in Joomla!. First, I was looking if someone had already posted it and was pleased to see Brian had already made this available.

The message we need to get from this report is how fortunate we are to have people in this community focused on accessibility.

That includes people like Lawrence who is learning more and more positive ways to get his message out. And, it includes people like Jenny as she works the forums and pushes for practical improvements for accessibility - and shows she's willing to help with the work. . Mainly, though, our developers are the ones to thank as they continue to make it easier to customize Joomla! for our own particular needs.

I think, though, that this study should help everyone breath a little easier knowing that we are (unfortunately) not way behind the times and we also have a real opportunity to be leaders in this area. When only three sites out of 100 tested are compliant, that says something. (Especially knowing that the sites selected were professional, heavy traffic, important sites.)

I do not think Joomla! "is there," but, because of those of you who are passionate about this, I absolutely believe we are heading in the right direction. We have everything and everyone we need to continue to make strides in this area and this study made me proud of our community and, specifically of those of you who focus on this subject.

We may not always communicate perfectly, but everyone's hearts and minds are in the right place. It will be impossible for us to fail.

Thanks for posting this, Brian.

vavroom

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by vavroom » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:56 am

ibnhafsun wrote: "97% websites failing disabled.
The 3% left are Joomla! powered."
Oh???  Really???  Show me :)

AmyStephen
Joomla! Champion
Joomla! Champion
Posts: 7056
Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:35 pm
Location: Nebraska
Contact:

Re: 97% websites failing disabed

Post by AmyStephen » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:46 am

ibnhafsun wrote: It could be a great slogan for the upcomming versions:

"97% websites failing disabled.
The 3% left are Joomla! powered."
Nic - lol!

You took out the most important sentence! Rafa said it "could be" for "upcoming versions." That is if we all work together! Please, though, let's not rumble:'(

It is very nice to see you here, BTW!  8)

Amy :)


Locked

Return to “Design and Accessibility - Archived”