I performed cognitive Web accessibility assessments on five more sites. Two of them, both of organizations located in the United Kingdom, received all possible points. The results for the rest were varied.
Assessed Sites and Scores
- Alzheimer’s Association, 3 of 10 points
- Council for Exceptional Children, 7 of 10 points
- Mencap, 10 of 10 points
- People First, 10 of 10 points
- Speaking For Ourselves, 6 of 10 points
The People First site features a large site-navigation menu (pictured below). For menu options, there are contextually-relevant icons, which are also used throughout the site.
The Mencap site incorporates many captioned videos (example pictured below) as an alternative to text content, and relevant images to augment it. The site’s My Life section is specifically designed for constituents, with plain language; simple navigation, and lots of images and videos.
Though the Web sites of Mencap and People First have minor problems, it is apparent the two organizations expended great effort to make them accessible to their constituencies. I offer my congratulations.
Note: This post is part of a series on cognitive Web accessibility assessments.
Tags: Web Accessibility