The Guardian and accessibility
(This also means the Guardian is arguably in breach of the disability discrimination act, which 'makes it unlawful for a service provider to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service which it provides to members of the public').
Guardian's accessibility policy
The guardian's own accessibility policy says that 'We have placed great emphasis on testing with people to ensure a better experience for all users and all technologies' and that 'We are in the process of introducing a new design for guardian.co.uk, taking care to ensure improved accessibility'.
- Google can't index the content (making the guardian the only newspaper site with web 2.0 functionality that hides users' posts from a search engine)
- The comments are sloooow to appearÂ Once the page has loaded, the JS runs and the comments are loaded into the page. This is slow. Really slow.
If only they had followed their own advice.
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