Criticism at FTSE Firms websites

As many smaller firms try to balance their design requirements with usability guidelines many of the UK’s largest companies are criticised for not doing enough.

According to a report by internet company Nomensa, 75% of the FTSE 100 company’s websites it tested did not meet the minimum requirements of the Disability Discriminations Act.

The report highlighted that many people with sight problems would disadvantaged because the text size could not be increased. In addition to this sites were also criticised for a lack of text descriptions for pictures, text-heavy pages, and too much use of jargon that some users may not understand.

Nomensa is a company that creates websites. It said its research found issues of usability across all major industries. Nomensa said that it based its testing on "globally recognised Web Content Accessibility Guidelines".

27/04/2006

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