I had to pinch myself to check it’s not 1 April yet, because Amazon has always been an invalid, nested-table horror that was a poster-child for inaccessible images, but it seems to be true:
Amazon.com, the leading online retailer, and the National Federation of the Blind have entered into a cooperation agreement. Amazon.com will make its Web site and e-commerce platform fully accessible to the blind in collaboration with the Access Technology staff of the NFB. Full release
That’s very good news, but so far it receives only two cheers from me and my jacuzzi full of Accessibility Task Force colleagues.
What would raise the third cheer?
We urge Amazon to enhance their web accessiblity to all people with disabilities, not just blind people, and to use valid, semantic html to achieve it.
We’d be delighted to help.
- #1 On March 31st, 2007 4:19 am