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benjystanton commented Dec 20, 2021

Around 67% of accessibility issues originate from design.

Around 64% of the WCAG criteria are aimed at the design.

If you haven’t watched this amazing talk by
@annaecook
on why we need more accessibility designers, put it on your list of things to do!

https://twitter.com/abbott567/status/1471756606538977283

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQVrfS74xyM

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benjystanton commented Jan 7, 2022

Which is more impactful when motivating change for accessibility?

Proportion
4.5% of people worldwide (1 in 22) have color vision deficiency (CVD).

Count
350 million people worldwide have CVD.

Comparison
There are about as many people in the world with CVD as people in the US.

https://twitter.com/FrankElavsky/status/1479197812516663299?s=20

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benjystanton commented Jan 13, 2022

https://twitter.com/A11yLondon/status/1481312226954862599

Accessible content helps people who:

  • have dyslexia (10% of UK)
  • have a cognitive impairment
  • have low literacy (43% of USA)
  • are experiencing panic, anxiety, fear, stress, fatigue
  • are in a hurry

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benjystanton commented Jan 13, 2022

Of those who were supported by the programme:

  • 59% felt more confident in using online health information
  • 52% feel less lonely or isolated
  • 21% have had less visits to their GP for minor ailments 22% have progressed to booking GP appointments online and 20% to ordering prescriptions online
  • 39% have saved time through carrying out health transactions online
  • This evaluation estimates a return on investment of £6.40 for every £1.00 spent by the NHS on digital inclusion support.

https://digital.nhs.uk/about-nhs-digital/our-work/digital-inclusion/digital-inclusion-in-health-and-social-care

via https://twitter.com/MustBeMistry

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benjystanton commented Jan 27, 2022

“Tim Springer, chief executive of SSB BART Group, which advises companies on accessibility, said companies can expect to pay about 10% of their total website costs on retrofitting [accessibility]. But if they phase in accessibility as they naturally upgrade their website, they usually spend much less—between 1% and 3%.”

Via a Wall Street Journal article: Disabled Sue Over Web Shopping.

https://rikwilliams.net/collaboration/cost-of-retrofitting-vs-phasing-in-website-accessibility/

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