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BT, BTconnect, javascript and accessibility

December 3, 2008 No Comment

BT is the latest company to do odd things with javascript and not notice what their results look like in google as a result.

For some reason, I get a lot of site visitors looking at my post on BT connect email settings. (They now outnumber the Ulrika Johnson readers.)

BT connect in google's results

Might this be because BT's own webpage on the subject looks like nothing-at-all in the google search results.

There at number 2 we have 'Javascript disabled [BT broadband office]'. Sounds helpful ...

BT and accessibility

I'm not quite sure why BT finds it necessary to use javascript to assemble the page, which means google sees precisely nothing (check the google cache).

Especially as it would seem to breach BT's accessibility policy, which states that:

"A website is said to be accessible if anyone can use it, no matter what their disability or what technology they are using ... We're keen to ensure that everyone can find information and interact with us online through BT.com."

Just not if you don't have javascript turned on ...

(For more, see previous posts on the Guardian, javascript and accessibility and Johnston Digital Press and javascript (who have said they are fixing the issue).

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