Accessibility Review at Practical eCommerce

September 7, 2009

Topics: Accessibility, Reviews.

Launching today, I’m beginning a new series at Practical eCommerce. This is a series of practical accessibility reviews — web sites can submit themselves to be reviewed, and I’ll take some time to review the site and write up my comments in an article format.

The goal of this article isn’t to tear down the hard work web site owners have done, so I’m not as harsh as I might be in another context — it’s also not a paid consulting review, so I’m not as thorough as I could be.

The purpose of these reviews is to provide an overview of some accessibility problems on every site reviewed; it’s superficial, but it will hopefully help make ecommerce web site owners more conscious of the issues they face with users with disabilities.

The first review is available today: Accessibility Review: Lori’s Wigsite.

I know perfectly well that this review, and the ones to come, will be leaving issues out. This is unavoidable. However, I’m interested in comments concerning these missing issues — if you are passionately concerned about elements left out, covered too superficially, or dismissed too quickly, let me know about it! I can’t cover everything, but I do want to know your thoughts.

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2 Comments on “Accessibility Review at Practical eCommerce”

  1. Absolutely true! E-commerce is seen as something risky and dangerous by many people who’s had a bad experience doing online shopping. By learning what makes a shopping site safe and how to protect ourselves and our clients, shopping online and e-commerce will boom!

  2. Articles like this, that have a straight didactic purpose are always welcome. E-commerce is getting more and more importance every day and it’s of utmost importance to have a secure place where our customers can buy our products or services.