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Does your website comply with accessibility legislation?

Under the Equality Act 2010 website owners must ensure their websites are accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. Therefore, web designers, developers and operators need to be conscious of accessibility requirements.
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Are supermarkets turning a blind eye to customers with visual impairments?

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been a real eye-opener for me where website accessibility and food shopping are concerned. As I’m self-Isolating and with my cupboards becoming bare, I, like countless others, have turned to the web to do some online food shopping. This should be pretty straightforward I hear you say, just click and...
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Are UK Trains Accessible to Passengers with disabilities?

If you are a person living with a disability, it’s frustrating that you cannot just turn up at the station, get on a train and travel wherever you want to go to the same as everyone else, due to the fact that you need to book assistance at least 24 hours in advance. How many...
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Missed Appointments costing The NHS over £216m a year

Each missed appointment costs the NHS an average of £30. Therefore, the total annual cost to the NHS is over £216m which would fund the annual salaries of 2,325 full time GPs or 8,424 full time community nurses, it could pay for 224,640 cataract operations or 58,320 hip replacement operations as well as 216,000 drug...
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Guide Dog Passengers Can’t Hitch a Ride!

So, I arrive home after a busy week working away, need a taxi to get home but as usual it’s not as simple as you may think when you have a guide dog… I order an Uber, then send them a message saying I have a guide dog, they then decide to cancel the fare...
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Site for Sore Eyes – Website Accessibility

Photo of a person pressing laptop key entitled Accessibility The democratising of digital technology There are over 2 million people in the UK living with sight loss and according to statistics, over 65% of them own a computer or use a smartphone or tablet. In fact, visually impaired people are amongst the most digitally literate...