Website accessibility: a survey of local e-government websites and legislation in Northern Ireland.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT The provision of accessible websites is a legal requirement under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which applies throughoutGreat Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Equality (disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000. A survey of local e-governmentwebsites indicated that few local councils in the devolved administration of Northern Ireland offered websites which wereadequately usable by people with a disability, yet most citizen-government transactions occur at the local level. Design forall has obvious commercial benefits, but it has also become a legal obligation, and application of accessible design principlesshould improve the online experience of all users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-299
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006

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