Accessibility issues on Vancouver Olympics websites

Being a pretty big fan of many winter sports I have spent most evenings of the past two weeks in front of the TV, watching the action from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

With excellent live TV coverage from the games I had no reason to visit either the Vancouver2010.com or the CTVOlympics.ca website to find more info about the games. But one person who has visited and taken a closer look at those sites is Joe Clark. What he found is that the Vancouver Olympics Web sites are inaccessible to disabled people.

The problems Joe found are detailed in Findings: Inaccessible content at Vancouver2010.com and CTVOlympics.ca. The issues go all the way from invalid markup to missing alt text, keyboard inaccessibility, and lack of audio descriptions and captioning.

Fascinating.

Posted on March 1, 2010 in Accessibility, Web Standards

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